2019 Easter Festival | 18 - 21 April

Sound Shell

2019 Easter Festival Program

Thursday 18 April to Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

Discover | Music in Nature

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Please scroll down to read all about the program for the Festival. You can explore the Festival Artists by clicking on the link to the Artist page. Information about how to book your Festival experience is shown at the foot of the program listings.

Early Bird Tickets

The Early Bird ticket offer is now available until Monday 31 December 2018. The offer applies a 15% discount to Sound Shell Saturday and Sunday events and Windsong Concerts 1, 2, and 3. Concession tickets are also available for the Sound Shell Saturday and Sunday events. Please click here to find out about the Four Winds 2019 Access Pass.

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What's On | Sound Shell Saturday

James Crabb (Artistic Director)

Sound Shell Saturday

Saturday 20 April | 10:30am- 4pm | Sound Shell

Featuring: Compass Quartet (saxophones), Enigma Quartet (strings), Arcadia Winds, Australian String Quartet, James Crabb (classical accordion), Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/piano), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla), Sarangan (sitar), Stefan Vladar (piano) and Festival Orchestra.

This day of music in the Sound Shell will begin with a Welcome to Country and present a rich tapestry of music performed by festival artists. You will experience festival artists in a range of new collaborations. We are delighted to welcome the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) to the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival. Saturday is your only opportunity to hear them in the Sound Shell. ASQ will be performing with our international guest pianist, Stefan Vladar, in a concert, which also features Four Winds great friends Arcadia Winds. The Saturday Sound Shell program also introduces our special guest composer, Elena Kats-Chernin.

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What's On | Sound Shell Sunday Gala Concert

Coco’s Lunch

Enigma Quartet

Sound Shell Sunday Gala Concert

Sunday 21 April | 12noon – 4pm | Sound Shell

Featuring: Coco’s Lunch, Enigma Quartet, Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Stefan Vladar (piano) and Festival Orchestra.

Discover where Beethoven meets the Australian Bush! This Gala Concert showcases artists from different traditions in a performance the scale of which has never been seen at Four Winds. Beginning with a journey through the elements with Enigma Quartet and Riley Lee, the performance takes us into the extraordinary vocal world of Coco’s Lunch before culminating in the performance of two great masterpieces by Beethoven. Beethoven ‘Coriolan Overture’ and Piano Concerto No.3 performed by Stefan Vladar and the Festival Orchestra will bring this gala concert and the four days of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival to an extraordinary climax.

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What's On | single ticketed events | Thursday 18 April

Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano)

House Concert 1

Thursday 18 April | 11am – 1pm | Wapengo home

Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (lute) and other festival artists.

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Jakob Lindberg (lute)

House Concert 2 (a repeat of House Concert 1)

Thursday 18 April | 2.30 – 5pm | Wapengo home

Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (lute) and other festival artists.

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Riley Lee (shakuhachi)

Workshop 1

World Music Workshop | Thursday 18 April | 4 – 6pm | Tilba Central Big Hall

Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla).

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Performance

World Music Performance | Thursday 18 April | 7.30 – 9pm | Tilba Central Big Hall

Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla)  and other festival artists.

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Pop-ups

Free pop-up performances | Times and locations TBD

By festival and local artists in and around Bermagui.

What's On | single ticketed events | Friday 19 April

Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/piano)

Morning Yoga

Friday 19 April | 8.30-9.30am | Bermagui venue

Featuring: Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/piano), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Christina Leonard (saxophone)

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Christina Leonard (saxophone)

House Concert 3

Friday 19 April | 11 – 1pm | Tanja home

Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Christina Leonard (saxophone) and other festival artists.

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Riley Lee (shakuhachi)

House Concert 4 (a repeat of House Concert 3)

Friday 19 April | 2.30 – 5pm | Tanja home

Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Christina Leonard (saxophone) and other festival artists.

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Youth Workshop 1 | Sound Waves & Sound Dance

Friday 19 April | 10.30am – 1.30pm | Bermagui Community Centre

Visual sound patterns have become an area where science, sound and art play. Participants will create visible patterns from sound frequencies and take part in creating a sound-wave sculpture, which will remain at Four Winds.

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Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Masterclass 1

Friday 19 April | 1.30 – 3pm | Windsong Pavilion

Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Jakob Lindberg (lute)

Observe Dame Emma and Jakob working with two early music students.

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Coco’s Lunch

Workshop 2

Singing Workshop | Friday 19 April | 3.30 – 5pm | Bermagui Community Centre

Featuring: Coco’s Lunch

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Free Community Concert

Friday 19 April | 5 – 6.30pm | Dickinson Oval Bermagui

Featuring: Festival artists

The first major event of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival will be a free celebration of music to delight and entertain. Suitable for all ages.

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Stefan Vladar (piano)

Windsong Concert 1

Friday 19 April | 7.30 – 9.30pm | Windsong Pavilion

Featuring: Stefan Vladar (piano)

Your first opportunity to hear the internationally acclaimed pianist in a solo recital featuring the work of Schubert, Haydn and Beethoven in the Windsong Pavilion.

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What's On | single ticketed events | Saturday 20 April

Australian String Quartet (ASQ)

Arcadia Winds

Sound Shell Saturday

Saturday 20 April | 10:30am- 4pm | Sound Shell

Featuring: Compass Quartet (saxophones), Enigma Quartet (strings), Arcadia Winds, Australian String Quartet, James Crabb (classical accordion), Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/piano), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla), Sarangan (sitar), Stefan Vladar (piano) and Festival Orchestra.

This day of music in the Sound Shell will begin with a Welcome to Country and present a rich tapestry of music performed by festival artists. You will experience festival artists in a range of new collaborations. We are delighted to welcome the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) to the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival.

Saturday is your only opportunity to hear them in the Sound Shell. ASQ will be performing with our international guest pianist, Stefan Vladar, in a concert, which also features Four Winds great friends Arcadia Winds. The Saturday Sound Shell program also introduces our special guest composer, Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Stefan Vladar (piano)

Masterclass 2

Saturday 20 April | 12.15 – 1.15pm| Windsong Pavilion

Featuring: Stefan Vladar (piano)

This second public Masterclass provides the opportunity to observe two outstanding young pianists working with Stefan Vladar. A chance for the audience to hear how great pianists hone their craft.

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Elena Kats-Chernin (composer/piano)

Windsong Concert 2 | Double Bill

Saturday 20 April | 5.30 – 8pm | Windsong Pavilion

Featuring: Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/piano) and other festival artists.

True to our theme of discovery, Elena Kats-Chernin will be presenting her own music; playing and talking about her compositions and life of music. Watch this space for announcements regarding other festival artists who will be appearing in this performance.

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After Dark Performance 1

Saturday 20 April | 6 – 10pm | Bermagui venue

Get together with friends at the end of the day for a night of great live music provided by festival and local artists. Watch this space!

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What's On | single ticketed events | Sunday 21 April

Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Windsong Concert 3 with conversation and brunch

Sunday 21 April | 9.30 – 11:30am | Windsong Pavilion

Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Jakob Linberg (lute).

Start your day with a sublime morning of Early Music performed by Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Linberg in the intimate setting of the Windsong Pavilion. Other festival artists will then join Emma and Jakob for a conversation with Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb. Be sure to arrive early for coffee and hot cross buns!

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Stefan Vladar (piano)

Enigma Quartet

Sound Shell Sunday Gala Concert

Sunday 21 April | 12noon – 4pm | Sound Shell

Featuring: Coco’s Lunch, Enigma Quartet, Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Stefan Vladar (piano) and Festival Orchestra.

Discover where Beethoven meets the Australian Bush! This Gala Concert showcases artists from different traditions in a performance the scale of which has never been seen at Four Winds. Beginning with a journey through the elements with Enigma Quartet and Riley Lee, the performance takes us into the extraordinary vocal world of Coco’s Lunch before culminating in the performance of two great masterpieces by Beethoven.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by Stefan Vladar and the Festival Orchestra will bring this gala concert and the four days of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival to an extraordinary climax.

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After Dark Performance 2

Sunday 21 April | 6 – 10pm | Bermagui venue

Get together with friends at the end of the day for a night of great live music provided by festival and local artists. Watch this space!

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Ticketing | Build your own Festival experience:
We’ve made booking your Festival experience easy!
Simply select the number of tickets you wish to purchase for each event, then select your car park pass if you need one. Parking is limited at Four Winds so why not leave your car and get the free shuttle bus from Bermagui?

Once you have booked your Festival experience, the total cost of your order will be displayed. Any discounts will be applied automatically. Program booklets are included in the price of your Sound Shell Saturday and Sunday tickets.

Concession Information:
If you are a concession card holders please read about the new annual Four Winds Access Pass which includes access to the Festival as well as other year-round Four Winds events CLICK HERE

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