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Singing for your Soul | A weekend workshop

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Singing for your Soul | A weekend workshop
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August 2017 | Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Barragga Bay

Experience the joy of singing. Australian singer and Composer, Paul Jarman, is leading a two-day singing workshop in the beautiful surrounds of Four Winds at Barragga Bay. Join us for a weekend of music, nature and shared creativity in a workshop exploring humanity, the search for meaning and the joy of coming together in song.

‘Paul’s energy, his ability to quickly connect with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and his musical skills are breathtaking to be part of.’ (The Bunbury Men of Song)

Paul Jarman’s songs are about explorers, mountaineers, pioneers, leaders and dreamers, innovators, risk takers and those who make a difference to the world.

Included in the ticket price is a nourishing vegetarian lunch and delicious morning tea as well as a gentle yoga/mindfulness/tai chi session at the beginning of each day.

Suitable for anyone who loves to sing, of all ages and abilities

Saturday 5 August, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Sunday 6 August, 9.30am – 2.30pm
Four Winds Windsong Pavilion, Barragga Bay
Tickets: $140 inclusive
Bookings at www.fourwinds.com.au/whats-on or call 2 6493 3414

Presented by Four Winds and Musica Viva

State of the Arts | Thursday 6 July 2017

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This Thursday | Share in an afternoon of discussion and collaboration focusing on the arts in regional Australia…
State of the Arts Thursday 6 July 2017 | Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Bermagui

This Thursday afternoon at 5.30pm in the Windsong Pavilion Dr Justin Macdonnell will take to the stage for the Radical Voice Talk Series #4. Justin is a leading arts historian and producer of Australian artists around the world. He will be talking about Chaos Theory and The Arts. Why are we always trying to force the arts and artists into boxes? Are we eroding wild and whimsical unpredictability… and are we getting duller in the process? Justin Macdonnell explores these questions and asks if it might be time to apply a little chaos theory to the arts scene.

Prior to this, from 2pm this Thursday, Regional Arts leaders are gathering at Four Winds Windsong Pavilion for an afternoon of discussion and collaboration stimulated by Lindy Hume’s Currency House Platform Paper ‘Restless Giant’. Lindy, who has strong links to the South Coast is leading a debate on regional Australia’s role in creating and presenting work and will be joining us via live video link from Brisbane. She will be talking with the CEO of the newly formed Create NSW, Michael Brealey, who will be at the Windsong Pavilion in person, prior to a panel discussion with local arts leaders

Four Winds Radical Voice #4
Dr Justin Macdonnell | Chaos Theory & The Arts
Thursday 6 July 2017, 5.30 – 7pm. Tea/Coffee/Bar from 5pm – no interval.
Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Bermagui
Adults $15. 16yrs & under FREE.
Bookings at www.fourwinds.com.au/whats-on or call 2 6493 3414

Creative Collaboration Forum
Thursday 6 July 2017, 2 – 5pm.
Event starts with performances by Stonewave Taiko and the Djaadjawan Dancers followed by two discussions with a break mid afternoon.
Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Bermagui
FREE event. Register at southeastarts.eventbrite.com.au or call 2 6492 0711

Four Winds Easter Festival 2018 | 30, 31 March and 1 April

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Save the date…. Good Friday 30 March to Easter Sunday 1 April 2018

James Crabb, Four Winds’ Artistic Director, will curate his first Four Winds Easter Festival – our 19th iconic Four Winds Festival.

Come and enjoy world-class performances; intimate musical experiences; musical theatre; house concerts; community concerts and workshops; locally produced food/wine and stunning surrounds.
www.fourwinds.com.au/whats-on or call 2 6493 3414

The Windsong Series | John Bell & Simon Tedeschi | Sunday 2 July 2017, 12.30pm

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A tale of shipwreck, heartbreak and redemption comes to the Windsong Pavilion

Sunday 2 July 2017, 12.30pm

Founder of Bell Shakespeare, John Bell, and internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi – two of Australia’s great storytellers – bring their unique performance of Enoch Arden to the Four Winds Windsong Pavilion, in Bermagui on Sunday 2 July 2017 at 12.30pm, as part of James Crabb, Four Winds Artistic Director’s, Windsong Series.

This epic melodrama, composed by Richard Strauss to the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s 1864 poem ‘Enoch Arden’, will be performed in words and music. “A tragic, tempestuous, romantic tale accompanied by the music of a genius. Half chamber music, half theatre.” says Simon Tedeschi.

The historic and artistic value of pairing poetry with classical music is something that both performers are eager to share with audiences as they tour around Australia. “Audiences can expect a moving and dramatic tale of shipwreck, loss and redemption— very satisfying theatre” says John Bell.

John Bell is one of Australian theatre’s most illustrious figures, having played a role in the development of our nation’s rich artistic culture, as founder of Bell Shakespeare, an actor and director. Simon Tedeschi, is one of the most sought-after pianists in Australia. After solo recitals and numerous awards throughout Europe, the USA and Asia, Tedeschi returned to Sydney in 2010 and has since performed as soloist for the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Queensland Music Festival, Musica Viva and several concert series and major venues around the country.

This rich, philosophical tale of love and loss, inspired by some of Strauss’s most intriguing music, will be performed in the Four Winds Windsong Pavilion in Bermagui on Sunday 2 July at 12.30pm.

John Bell (Narrator) & Simon Tedeschi (Pianist) perform ‘Enoch Arden’
Sunday 2 July 2017, 12.30pm
Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Bermagui

Adults $80; 16yrs & under FREE;  Subscription package $140 – includes this event and the next Windsong Series event with Dame Emma Kirkby (Soparano) & Jakob Lindberg (Lute) – Sunday 19 November 2017.

More details John Bell & Simon Tedeschi  | www.fourwinds.com.au/whats-on or call 2 6493 3414

Aurelia Quartet | Four Winds Creative Community Residency May 2017

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Discover the musical gems uncovered by the Aurelia Quartet during their residency at Four Winds. Two-weeks of collaborations with local artists; school visits; musical story-time sessions in local libraries; a live session on local ABC South East; private tuition for local musicians and rehearsal time in the Windsong Pavilion, will culminate in a concert performance on Saturday 27 May at 2pm in the beautiful Four Winds Windsong Pavilion, just south of Bermagui.

Aurelia Quartet is a newly formed string quartet comprising Laura Freier and Natasha Hanna (violin), Beth Condon (viola) and Eliza Sdraulig (cello). The four met at the beginning of 2017 at ANAM (Australian National Academy of Music) where they are all students. Despite being freshly formed, they are all excited to explore and share the musical treasure chest that exists for string quartets.

Four Winds is fortunate to partner with organisations such as the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Together we host some extremely exciting residency programs which bring emerging artists to our region. This residency is part of Four Winds commitment to encourage and support the development of artists and the creativity that lies within our community.

Library story-times are as follows:
Monday 22 May – Tura Beach Library, 10.30am,
Tuesday 23 May – Bermagui Library, 10.30am and,
Thursday 25 May – Eden Library, 10.30am.

On Saturday 27 May at 2pm come and enjoy a concert by Aurelia Quartet and hear their reflections of their time in our community in the beautiful Four Winds Windsong Pavilion, just south of Bermagui. Adults $15, 16yrs and under free. Gates open from 1pm. Parking on site.

More info Aurelia Quartet  | www.fourwinds.com.au/whats-on