Windsong Series 2

Kenny Broberg (piano)

Windsong Series 2 | Saturday 17 August | 1 – 3pm | Windsong Pavilion

Four Winds and the Sydney International Piano Competition present US pianist, Kenny Broberg in recital.

Expect to hear sublime playing that will undoubtedly confirm Kenny as one the great talents of the piano. Indeed, since his wins in Sydney and Fort Worth (Texas) he has been propelled into the spotlight with demands for his playing world-wide. Don’t miss your chance to hear this extraordinary young artist who appears by arrangement with the Cliburn.

Program
Johann Sebastian Bach:Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, BWV 862
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major Op.110
Frédéric Chopin:Fantaisie in F minor Op.49
Claude Debussy:Children’s Corner
Maurice Ravel:Gaspard de la nuit

Tickets $60. Under 16yrs free.

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A stunning Sunday afternoon of piano performance.

Kenneth Broberg is one of the top six prize winners of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and most recent winner of the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

His 2017–2018 season includes a recital tour in Hawaii, a return to his alma mater, the University of Houston, for its annual Texas Music Festival, and orchestra and recital engagements in Denver, New Orleans, West Palm Beach, and other cities across the United States. In Europe, Kenneth appears with the Rye Arts Festival and Hastings Philharmonic in the United Kingdom, and in recital in Italy. His debut solo album was released by Decca Gold in August.

Also a prizewinner of the Hastings, Seattle, and New Orleans International Piano Competitions, Kenneth has previously performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others, working with conductors Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas Milton, and Nicholas McGegan. His solo, chamber, and concerto performances have been broadcast on NPR and ABC Classic FM radio, and several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition were included on the ‘Encore!’ released on the Universal Music Australia label.

The first musician in his family, Kenneth started piano lessons at age 6, when he was first fascinated by his mother’s upright—a wedding gift from her parents. He studied for nine years with Dr. Joseph Zins before entering the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with Nancy Weems in 2016. He currently resides in Parkville, Missouri, under the guidance of Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University.

A hockey and baseball athlete in high school, he still enjoys watching and playing sports, in addition to listening to jazz and reading.

Four Winds Concerts presents Kenneth Broberg in partnership with Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.
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Masterclass

Kenny Broberg (piano)

Masterclass | Sunday 18 August | 11am – 1pm | Windsong Pavilion

In this Masterclass, Kenny Broberg will work with advanced level pianists on repertoire of their choice. This is a great opportunity to experience how musicians prepare for performance and approach new repertoire, as well as how they continuously find new and fresh elements within the music, both in their artistic interpretation and technique. Whatever your instrument – or if you simply enjoy sitting back and enjoying the beauty of the music – this is a chance to hear it all come together.

If you are interested in being a participant in this Masterclass, please click here to read through applicant requirements.

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Windsong Series 3

Anthony Marwood (violin)

James Crabb (classical accordion)

Windsong Series 3 | Sunday 22 September | 1 – 3pm | Windsong Pavilion

International guest violinist Anthony Marwood in collaboration with Four Winds Artistic Director James Crabb. ‘Music through the centuries’

Program
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Crabb): Trad. Tango suite: S.V.P, Tzigane Tango and Preparense
J.S.Bach:Sonata no.3 in E-Major BWV 1016
Sally Beamish (arr. Crabb):Lament from Seavaigers (2011)
Variations on 2 Trad. Scottish/Border Folk Melodies by Matt Seattle (arr. Crabb)
C.Gardel/J.Williams:Tango ‘Por una Cabeza’
Stravinsky:Divertimento from Fairy’s Kiss
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Crabb):Libertango, Oblivion, Escualo

Tickets $60. Under 16yrs free.

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South Coast Music Camp

South Coast Music Camp | Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October | 8.30am – 4pm

Five days of music making in a relaxed and social setting on the beautiful Far South Coast. Enjoy the powerful feeling of playing your part in a large orchestra or concert band. Meet with, play with and learn from some of Australia’s finest musicians. Great music, excellent tuition, yummy lunch, good friends, fun.
1st week of NSW Sept school holidays. The ‘camp’ is not residential: each day goes from 8.30am to 4pm.

Includes:
Wednesday 2 October: Tutors’ concert 7pm in the Mumbulla School Hall, entry by donation
Friday 4 October:South Coast Music Camp Final Concert 2.30pm in the Mumbulla School Hall
Where: Mumbulla School, Bega, NSW, Australia
Who:All orchestral instrument players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Staff:Camp director is Geoffrey Badger who will be joined by professional musicians from around the country including members of the Acacia Quartet, the Ad Lib Collective and the Arcadia Winds, and students from Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

For more information please goto https://sites.google.com/a/begachamberorchestra.org/bega-chamber-orchestra/music-camp or contact Geoffrey Badger (Artistic Director): begabadger@gmail.com

Please note: enrolments close 30 August 2019.

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Singing for your Soul

Corinne Gibbons an Morris (Mo) Pleasure

Singing for Your Soul | Monday 7 October | 9.30am – 5pm | Windsong Pavilion

With Corinne Gibbons and Morris (Mo) Pleasure

Come and explore the healing and nourishment that singing offers for your soul. This one day singing immersion will tune you into how to connect more joyfully to your singing voice. We will sing familiar songs with nourishing lyrics. We will explore harmony in singing and some of the technical aspects of creating ease with your voice.
If you’ve always wanted to sing, this is a chance to let your voice fly with freedom. No prior experience necessary – singing is as natural as smiling.

Tickets $60 (BYO lunch) or $75 with lunch.

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Corinne Gibbons:

Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Corinne Gibbons has been singing all of her life. Her work is infused with a joyful energy borne from the ancient art of storytelling in song.

She has recorded an album, ‘Melt’, and has written three musicals that have been performed to over 100,000 people to date. Having worked across four continents and over 15 countries, engaging multicultural teams to come together and write songs and perform, Corinne is deeply committed to uniting more people of all walks of life in collaborative efforts through the creation of music.

In her work with Phil Collin’s Charity “Little Dreams Foundation”, Corinne conducted the Global Social Responsibility team to record and perform a song written to support Phil’s charity for children. The song was then performed by a 200-piece choir from over 20 different countries and included children from the charity at a performance in the main square of Montreux.

As an expansion of her vocal coaching Corinne developed Singing Immersions for participants to discover and deepen the freedom and joy of vocal expression.

Morris (Mo) Pleasure

Mo Pleasure, a renowned multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, began playing acoustic piano at the age of four and by his early teens already mastered several instruments including bass, trumpet, guitar, drums and violin. Mo began his professional music career playing bass with Ray Charles. He then began working as a session musician, backing some of the most accomplished talents in Jazz, R&B and pop including George Duke, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Butler, Rachelle Ferrell, Brian Culbertson, Michael McDonald, Oleta Adams, Chaka Khan, Maxwell, Roberta Flack, and Marcus Miller, Sheila E.

In 1993, Mo became a member of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire, and ascended to become the band’s musical director from 1994-2001. Mo was a keyboardist in Michael Jackson’s final touring band that was scheduled to perform in the late superstar’s historic 2009 comeback tour at London’s O2 Arena. In 2015, Mo became Music Director for Bette Midler’s Divine Intervention tour. For the last two years, Mo has been composing and performing with emerging artists worldwide and continues to tour with Peter Cetera, Bette Midler, and The Jacksons, among others.


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Zephyrs Jazz

Sandy Evans (saxophone) Andrea Keller (piano)

Zephyrs Jazz | Sunday 20 October | 2pm | Windsong Pavilion

Sandy Evans & Andrea Keller: ‘Women do jazz’

in partnership with Four Winds

Sandy Evans (saxophones) and Andrea Keller (piano) are two extraordinary musicians who are among Australia’s finest jazz composers, performers and band-leaders. They have each secured international recognition, won most of Australia’s major jazz awards, formed several ground-breaking bands, released acclaimed albums, drawn deeply on other musical traditions and played with many other Australian and international greats.

They will perform a set each with their own ensembles and a third as a duo.

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Youth Music Festival

2019 Youth Music Festival | Friday 1 – Sunday 3 November | Sound Shell

Featuring commissioned work by Brenda Gifford.

Three days of performances celebrating everything to do with young people’s music making. Come and be inspired by public concerts featuring massed choirs and Sydney Youth Orchestra as well as a wealth of talent from the Far South Coast. Public Concert days Friday 1 November and Sunday 3 November.

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Four Limbs Retreat


Four Limbs Retreat – Nourish Your Senses | Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November | Windsong Pavilion

Exploring. Connecting. Expanding.

With Julieta Mateo & Nikki Valentini
Four Limbs Retreat aims to take you on a journey deep inside yourself.
We combine Yoga, Nutrition and Meditation with live music.
Enjoy inspirational cooking classes and mindfulness, set in the beauty and solitude of nature.
This weekend retreat offers the possibility to reconnect with yourself and your deep instincts.
Relax, restore, and rejuvenate!
Rediscover the joy of looking from the inside, learning about the benefits of fermenting food, and find the inspiration to your own health journey.

Tickets: $495
Early Bird –$450 (open until 2nd Sept)
Limited places available.

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At Four Limbs we believe in working in harmony with the seasons, including how we nourish ourselves. With Yoga you’ll explore the relationship between body, mind & spirit.
Through Feldenkrais you’ll release old patterns of movement awakening your natural rhythm, connecting with your instinct and moving freely again.

Vegetarian meals are provided throughout the weekend using local, seasonal and organic produce.
The menu will cater for dietary needs and is nutritionally balanced to support and nourish you during the weekend. The retreat begins with a dinner on Friday celebrating the bounty of the local region and a Yoga Nidra session.

Weekend Includes:

  • 2 Yoga sessions (Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga)
  • 2 Yoga sessions with Awareness Through Movement (ATM Feldenkrais)
  • 1 Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • 3 delicious, local and organic vegetarian meals on Saturday and Sunday
  • Welcome Dinner on Friday
  • 1 Mindfulness Meditation
  • 1 Meditation session with live music
  • 1 Fermentation workshop
  • 1 Wholefood Masterclass
  • Nutrition Life-skills
  • Live music with dinner on the Saturday

Transport and accommodation not included.

Julieta Mateo from comes from Argentina, via Spain. She is qualified Yoga Teacher with more than 15 years of experience in teaching Yoga around the world. She has a background in Improv theatre and Physical Theatre.
Julieta has trained in classical Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Hatha Yoga.
In 2108 she became a Feldenkrais ATM certified teacher.
Julieta is now based in Australia, teaching Yoga, ATM Feldenkrais and Improv Theatre and leading workshops that combine these three techniques. Julieta’s passion is to promote and expand these new perspectives of movement to help people transform their lives.

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Nikki Valentini has worked for over 10 years as a chef for wholefood retreats as well as running workshops around preservation, food fermentation and healthy eating. Balancing food with the seasons, individual lifestyles and life stages is central to her health practice. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Nutritional Medicine and is passionate about the connection between food as medicine, movement for health and connection to the self to enhance the quality of life.

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Eliza Hull is known for her stirring lyrics and haunting vocals, her music has developed into a rich soundscape of indie, folk tinged tracks, which showcase her development as a songwriter.
Previous releases including Eliza’s debut album ‘The Bones Of Us’ has been strongly supported by the likes of Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi, PBS and 3RRR. Eliza has also had syncs through North American TV shows ‘Awkward’, ‘Teen Wolf’ and Canada’s ‘Saving Hope.’
Eliza has a strong live following, selling out headline shows, and along the way sharing stages with Owl Eyes, SAFIA, Katie Noonan, Husky and Mia Dyson.

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Kimberley Echoes

Kimberley Echoes photo by tura.com.au

Kimberley Echoes | Sunday 24 November | Windsong Pavilion

‘Kimberley Echoes’ 2019 Tour in partnership with Tura New Music.

Kimberley Echoes features outstanding Aboriginal artists Stephen Pigram (vocals/guitars) and Mark Atkins (didgeridoo/vocals) with an ensemble of some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists – Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Erkki Veltheim (violin), Joe Talia (percussion), Tristen Parr (cello) and Tos Mahoney (flute) – melding a vibrant and inviting sound world. Created in, and inspired by, the landscape and communities of the Kimberley, this stunning performance takes audiences on a powerful and memorable journey.

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Carols in the Pavilion

Carols in the Pavilion

Carols in the Pavilion | Saturday 14 December | Windsong Pavilion

A much-loved event in the run-up to Christmas. A sublime evening of Christmas music and fare; a true moment of calm before the Festive Season.

Booking details available soon.

Easter Festival

2020 Easter Festival | Thursday 9 April – Sunday 12 April | Sound Shell

Join us at Easter 2020 for another great Festival of music in the exceptional surroundings of Four Winds and Bermagui.

Info and booking details available soon.