Windsong Series

The intimacy of the Windsong Pavilion provides the perfect opportunity to hear brilliant interpretation of great masterworks in a program of music that will transport the audience and inspire any musician in the room.

Windsong Series 1

The series kicked off with engaging and highly versatile pianist Piers Lane, who will be joined by the outstanding Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concert Master Andrew Haveron (Violinist) and Four Winds’ Artistic Director James Crabb (classical accordionist).

Piers Lane (piano)

Andrew Haveron (violin)

James Crabb (classical accordion)

Windsong Series 2

A tale of shipwreck, heartbreak and redemption | 2 July 2017

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 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.

Performing “Enoch Arden”, a rarely performed epic melodrama composed by Richard Strauss to the words of Lord Tennyson’s 1864 poem of the same name. Founder of the Bell Shakespeare Company John Bell is one of Australia’s most iconic actors and theatre directors. Simon Tedeschi first played in the Sydney Opera House at age 9, and is now considered “true greatness” by respected critics and musical peers. This once only South Coast performance will be a memorable experience performed by two great Australian artists.

Enoch Arden wiki and poem

Windsong Series 3

Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Jakob Lindberg (lute)

The 2017 series concludes with a recital of lute-songs performed by British soprano Dame Emma Kirkby DBE and Jakob Lindberg (Lute). Their performance will form part of Four Winds’ new Words and Music Festival.

Performance

Masterclass

Photos by Seán Burke