Lady Jane 1
Free Community Activity Day
Saturday 23 February | 10 – 4pm | Bermagui Community Centre Hall
A creative day inspired by the Bermagui Fishing Boat Lady Jane
|10 – 10.30am||Come and hear all about the history of Lady Jane from the Historical Society|
|10.30am – 4pm||Painting/making bunting and other activities throughout the day led by local artists from the Salt Water Collective.
Your art work will be used as part of the set for a Free Community Performance on Good Friday on Dickinson Oval – and you can have it to keep afterwards!
Pop in at any time – its free and fun for all the family.
Do you have stories or items to share relating to fishing in Bermagui, past and present?
Come and tell us – have your story recorded on the day, your voice might end up in the performance!
Lady Jane 2
Perform at the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival opening.
Sunday 24 February | 11 – 1pm | Bermagui Community Centre Hall
Four Winds is seeking expression of interests from performers who would like to form part of the opening of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival on 19th April 2019 – Good Friday.
You will be working with experienced Director, Sam Thomas and local choreographer, Lee Pemberton, as well as performing alongside world class musicians who will be in Bermagui for the Festival.
You will have interest or ability in dance, physical performance, circus or acrobatics, and can commit to two weekends and one week of rehearsals prior to the show.
If interested, please come along to a workshop on Sunday 24th February from 11am to 1pm at the Bermagui Community Centre Hall to contribute creatively to the development of the event and to meet the artists.
Or let us know you are interested by emailing email@example.com
All adults are welcome – regardless of experience!
Four Winds Easter Festival
Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival
Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 April 2019
At the heart of the Four Winds Festival are two full days of music presented on the venue’s main stage, its iconic 2,000-person capacity Sound Shell amphitheatre. Unique within Australia, this state-of-the art facility, conceived by architect Philip Cox, is surrounded by nature, amidst 30 acres of carefully maintained natural bushland.
Over the Festival’s four days, a series of more intimate concerts will also take place at Four Winds’ Windsong Pavilion, a stunning purpose-built 200-seat indoor performance space, designed by architect Clinton Murray, which has been described as having one of the finest acoustics in Australia.
Free community performances, music installations to be discovered around the Four Winds site, and a special program for aspiring young musicians, all ensure a diverse range of opportunities for the entire community to engage with the Festival’s artists and their music.
Youth Concert 1 | Friday 19 April | 10.30am – 1.30pm | Bermagui Community Centre
More details coming soon.
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.
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.
Beethoven in the Bush | Sunday 21 April | 1 – 4pm | Sound Shell
Featuring: Festival artists
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.
Four Winds Lute School with Jakob Lindberg
Four Winds Lute School with Jakob Lindberg | Monday 22 April to Wednesday 24 April | Windsong Pavilion
Welcome Dinner with Jakob Lindberg Monday 22 April 2019
A unique Early Music gathering for players and lovers of the lute
“For the first time ever in Australia we have this wonderful opportunity to gain insight into the lute’s rich repertoire and technique with Master lutenist and teacher, Jakob Lindberg.”
Rosemary Hodgson – curator
A workshop for lute teachers, young professionals and lute enthusiasts alike. Explore historic interpretation and performance practise on the lute and early plucked string instruments with the world’s preeminent lutenist Jakob Lindberg. Over two and a half intensive days you will have a chance to participate in one-on-one Masterclasses, an Introduction to Accompanying on the Lute, Lute song session, a presentation of a research paper and ensemble playing. Both Performer and Observer enrolments welcome.
Masterclass Participant – $385
Workshop Participant – $335
One Day Pass Participant – $150
Session Observer – $20
Please note: Masterclass Participant places are strictly limited.