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Sound Shell Saturday | Discover Music in Nature

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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Morning 10 – 12noon

Welcome to Country

Ross Edwards – Water Spirit Song
Christina Leonard

Ross Edwards – Tyalgum Mantras
Enigma String Quartet | Christina Leonard (Saxophone) | Musicians from Australian National Academy of Music | Percussion and Didgeridoo

Lior Novak – Tetris for double wind quintet
Arcadia Winds with ANAM Wind Quintet

Elena Kats-Chernin – Crossing the 38th Parallel
Festival Orchestra | Elena Kats-Chernin (Piano) | Riley Lee (Shakuhachi) | Christina Leaonard (Saxophone)

Masterclass (Windsong Pavilion) (12.15 – 1.15pm)
Stefan Vladar (Piano) – separately ticketed event

Afternoon 1.30 – 4pm

Josh Rogan – A Flourish-ish Fanfare
ANAM 2 trumpets

Jeremy Rose – ‘River Meeting Suite’ Sandy Evans – ‘Ode to an Auto Rickshaw’
Compass Quartet (Saxophones) | Bobby Singh (Tabla) | Sarangan Sriranganathan (Sitar)

Josh Rogan – Fanfare, Reflection and Ending
ANAM 2 trumpets

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor op.34
Stefan Vladar (Piano) | Australian String Quartet

Nature's Concert Hall

Coffee vans

The Four Winds Bar and a great range of food and beverage options are available throughout the Easter Festival or BYO local produce for a picnic. Don’t forget your rugs and low seating for a wonderful Music in Nature experience.

Delicious cakes

Wonderful food

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Easter Festival audience

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Discover the area

James Crabb

The program also features international artists performing in their own right as well as part of a collaboration put together by Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb. James (Artistic Director, classical accordion) will collaborate with the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival artists.