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Australian Chamber Orchestra - Concert 2

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2020 Windsong Series | Australian Chamber Orchestra players in Residence | Saturday 24 October | Concert 2 at 5pm – doors open at 4.45pm | Windsong Pavilion | Four Winds Road | Barragga Bay NSW 2546

Four Winds is looking forward to welcoming players from The Australian Chamber Orchestra for a residency and concerts at Four Winds this October. During their residency in the Windsong Pavilion, the ACO players will spend time rehearsing, as well as filming and recording for the ACO HomeCasts series.

The week will conclude with two special concerts at the Windsong Pavilion – limited tickets are now available.

Program
Sibelius String Trio in g minor JS210
JS Bach Selections from Three-Part Inventions BWV 787-801
Mendelssohn String Quintet in B flat Major, Op.87

These concerts will be performed by the following musicians from the ACO:
Ike See | violin
Maja Savnik | violin
Stefanie Farrands | viola
Nicole Divall | viola
Timo-Veikko Valve | cello

Performances run for approx. 60minutes, without interval. There are no concession tickets for this event. If you are an existing Access Pass holder, you can use your Access Pass for this Windsong Event.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the concerts have very limited audience capacity. Bookings are essential. Read more here about our venue’s Covid-19 protocols, and what to expect when you visit.

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AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

“The Australian Chamber Orchestra is uniformly high-octane, arresting and never ordinary.”

The Australian, 2017

The Australian Chamber Orchestra lives and breathes music, making waves around the world for their explosive performances and brave interpretations. Steeped in history but always looking to the future, ACO programs embrace celebrated classics alongside new commissions, and adventurous cross-artform collaborations.

Led by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti since 1990, the ACO performs more than 100 concerts each year. Whether performing in Manhattan, New York, or Wollongong, NSW, the ACO is unwavering in their commitment to creating transformative musical experiences.

The Orchestra regularly collaborates with artists and musicians who share their ideology: from Emmanuel Pahud, Steven Isserlis, Dawn Upshaw, Olli Mustonen, Brett Dean and Ivry Gitlis, to Neil Finn, Jonny Greenwood, Barry Humphries and Meow Meow; to visual artists and film makers such as Michael Leunig, Bill Henson, Shaun Tan, Jon Frank, and Jennifer Peedom, who have co-created unique, hybrid productions for which the ACO has become renowned.

In addition to their national and international touring schedule, the Orchestra has an active recording program across CD, vinyl and digital formats. Their recordings of Bach’s violin works won three consecutive ARIA Awards. Recent releases include Water | Night Music, the first Australian-produced classical vinyl for two decades, Mozart’s Last Symphonies, Bach Beethoven: Fugue and the soundtrack to the acclaimed cinematic collaboration, Mountain.

In 2020 the ACO launched ‘ACO HomeCasts’, a season of free digital content featuring intimate recitals from the homes of ACO musicians, favourites concert performances from the ACO archive and more.


Tickets $40

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Australian Chamber Orchestra - Concert 1

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2020 Windsong Series | Australian Chamber Orchestra players in Residence | Saturday 24 October | Concert 1 at 2pm – doors open at 1.45pm | Windsong Pavilion | Four Winds Road | Barragga Bay NSW 2546

Four Winds is looking forward to welcoming players from The Australian Chamber Orchestra for a residency and concerts at Four Winds this October. During their residency in the Windsong Pavilion, the ACO players will spend time rehearsing, as well as filming and recording for the ACO HomeCasts series.

The week will conclude with two special concerts at the Windsong Pavilion – limited tickets are now available.

Program
Sibelius String Trio in g minor JS210
JS Bach Selections from Three-Part Inventions BWV 787-801
Mendelssohn String Quintet in B flat Major, Op.87

These concerts will be performed by the following musicians from the ACO:
Ike See | violin
Maja Savnik | violin
Stefanie Farrands | viola
Nicole Divall | viola
Timo-Veikko Valve | cello

Performances run for approx. 60minutes, without interval. There are no concession tickets for this event. If you are an existing Access Pass holder, you can use your Access Pass for this Windsong Event.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the concerts have very limited audience capacity. Bookings are essential. Read more here about our venue’s Covid-19 protocols, and what to expect when you visit.

More Info

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

“The Australian Chamber Orchestra is uniformly high-octane, arresting and never ordinary.”

The Australian, 2017

The Australian Chamber Orchestra lives and breathes music, making waves around the world for their explosive performances and brave interpretations. Steeped in history but always looking to the future, ACO programs embrace celebrated classics alongside new commissions, and adventurous cross-artform collaborations.

Led by Artistic Director Richard Tognetti since 1990, the ACO performs more than 100 concerts each year. Whether performing in Manhattan, New York, or Wollongong, NSW, the ACO is unwavering in their commitment to creating transformative musical experiences.

The Orchestra regularly collaborates with artists and musicians who share their ideology: from Emmanuel Pahud, Steven Isserlis, Dawn Upshaw, Olli Mustonen, Brett Dean and Ivry Gitlis, to Neil Finn, Jonny Greenwood, Barry Humphries and Meow Meow; to visual artists and film makers such as Michael Leunig, Bill Henson, Shaun Tan, Jon Frank, and Jennifer Peedom, who have co-created unique, hybrid productions for which the ACO has become renowned.

In addition to their national and international touring schedule, the Orchestra has an active recording program across CD, vinyl and digital formats. Their recordings of Bach’s violin works won three consecutive ARIA Awards. Recent releases include Water | Night Music, the first Australian-produced classical vinyl for two decades, Mozart’s Last Symphonies, Bach Beethoven: Fugue and the soundtrack to the acclaimed cinematic collaboration, Mountain.

In 2020 the ACO launched ‘ACO HomeCasts’, a season of free digital content featuring intimate recitals from the homes of ACO musicians, favourites concert performances from the ACO archive and more.


Tickets $40

Sold Out

Book Here

The Novellas

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The Novellas & ‘HAŇT´A the Book Crusher’ | Friday 20 November at 7.30pm | Windsong Pavilion | Four Winds Road | Barragga Bay NSW 2546

The Novellas hail from the Bega Valley, a fertile backdrop in which to ferment their bittersweet songs inspired by contemporary works of fiction from Australia and beyond. Sparse & atmospheric, The Novellas paint in song the evocations of the printed word and celebrate the emotional power of storytelling.

Joining the Novellas in the stage show ‘HAŇT´A the Book Crusher’ is actor Patrick Dickson in the role of HAŇT´A, a character who springs forth from the book “Too Loud a Solitude” by Czech author Bohumil Hrabal. He will infuse your spirit with his love of books and delight with tales from a bittersweet life.

Performance runs for approx. 90 minutes, plus interval. There are no concession tickets for this event. Access Pass tickets are not available to this performance.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event has very limited audience capacity. Bookings are essential.

This event is part of the Great Southern Nights initiative. Great Southern Nights is a new event to kick-start the recovery of the live music industry – featuring 1,000 COVID-safe gigs across Sydney and Regional NSW, throughout November 2020 (Australian Music Month).

Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with ARIA. For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au

Tickets $25

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Enigma Quartet – Concert 1

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Enigma Quartet – Concert 1 – Digital first studio recording $35

2020 Windsong Series | Enigma Quartet – Concert 1 | Saturday 28 November at 1.00pm | Doors open 12.45pm | Windsong Pavilion | Four Winds Road | Barragga Bay NSW 2546

There will be 2 separate performances of this production on Saturday 28 November.

Concert 1 will have a significantly smaller audience capacity and includes filming and recording of the event. Please be aware that cameras and recording equipment will be visible and may obstruct view to stage at times. Concert may include retakes of certain sections, due to the digital production taking place.

Four Winds welcomes the Enigma Quartet for a residency and two concerts this November.

Enigma Quartet – Marianne Edwards (violin), Kerry Martin (violin), Tahlia Petrosian (guest viola) and Rowena MacNeish (cello) – will spend a week at Barragga Bay and Bermagui. During the week, the quartet will spend time rehearsing, immersing themselves in new repertoire, and then concluding their stay with these two beautiful concerts. Having last performed at the 2019 Easter Festival, we are thrilled to have this vibrant quartet bring their artistry to Four Winds once more.

Program:
Beethoven – String quartet no 6 in B flat major, Op. 18
Brahms – String quartet no 2 in A minor, Op. 51
Sutherland – String quartet no 2 ‘Discussion’

Performances run for approx. 60minutes, without interval. There are no concession tickets for this event. Access Pass tickets are available to this performance in limited numbers.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event has very limited audience capacity. Bookings are essential.

This event is part of the Great Southern Nights initiative. Great Southern Nights is a new event to kick-start the recovery of the live music industry – featuring 1,000 COVID-safe gigs across Sydney and Regional NSW, throughout November 2020 (Australian Music Month).

Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with ARIA. For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au

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ENIGMA QUARTET

United by their passion for chamber music, the Enigma Quartet love what they do and relish the opportunity to share the joy of music with audiences around Australia. Comprised of successful artists in their own right, and holding coveted positions in Australia’s top orchestras, they love the challenge of performing together despite the difficulties of juggling conflicting work schedules and the mayhem of having young kids.

After welcoming cellist Rowena Macneish in 2011, the quartet won second prize in the prestigious Musica Viva Chamber Music Competition, launching their performing career and introducing them to the St. Lawrence, Goldner, Enso and Takacs Quartets for invaluable masterclass opportunites. They were mentored by Musica Viva under their Rising Stars program in 2012 and have performed at many festivals including the prestigious Huntington Chamber Music Festival in 2015. Enigma have been broadcast across Australia for Sunday Live on ABC Classic FM and have performed regularly in Musica Viva’s Coffee Concert Series.

The quartet enjoy exploring new music and have been fortunate to premiere works by Lachlan Skipworth, Gerard Brophy, Philip Jameson and Alice Chance, as well as collaborations with soprano Emma Matthews, saxophonist Christina Leonard, double-bassist Kirsty McCahon, bassoonist Jack Schiller and the German-based Amaryllis Quartet. The quartet are regulars on the Sydney concert scene where they perform at the Independent Theatre and Sydney Mozart Society amongst other venues.

The quartet are passionate about the power of music and love playing for patrons of the Wayside Chapel who live on and around the streets of Kings Cross, and for patients and staff at Sacred Heart in St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst.

Enigma have recorded for and performed alongside contemporary artists including Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone, Mike Patton, Lior, Katie Noonan, The Cat Empire, Kanye West, Ronan Keating, Florence and the Machine, Mark Lizotte, Tina Arena and Human Nature. Enigma recorded strings for two of Passenger’s albums, including the hit song ‘Let Her Go’, which went to no. 1 in over 15 countries and has been listened to over a billion times on Spotify.

Enigma have also undertaken one of the most ambitious commissioning and performance projects in recent years, alongside world-renowned shakuhachi master, Riley Lee, to create an entirely new genus of music. The project entitled Five Elements takes the listener on a kaleidoscopic journey through the Australian landscape that traverses universal concepts linking humanity to our natural environment and spiritual core through music. The commissions were made possible with the generous support of the Australia Council for the Arts.

Since performing the Five Elements concert at the Bermagui Four Winds Festival in 2019, the project has been recorded for release on the ABC Classics label and copies will be available for sale in the foyer with 10% of artist profits donated to the Australian Koala Foundation. In late February this year the group toured to Hawaii to perform Five Elements for the Honolulu Chamber Music Society – a feat that now seems surreal, not only for its fortuitous timing.


Tickets $35

Book Here

Enigma Quartet – Concert 2

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Enigma Quartet – Concert 2 – Concert Performance $45

2020 Windsong Series | Enigma Quartet – Concert 2 Saturday 28 November at 5.00pm | Doors open 4.45pm | Windsong Pavilion | Four Winds Road | Barragga Bay NSW 2546

There will be 2 separate performances of this production on Saturday 28 November.

Concert 2 will not have filming taking place.

Four Winds welcomes the Enigma Quartet for a residency and two concerts this November.

Enigma Quartet – Marianne Edwards (violin), Kerry Martin (violin), Tahlia Petrosian (guest viola) and Rowena MacNeish (cello) – will spend a week at Barragga Bay and Bermagui. During the week, the quartet will spend time rehearsing, immersing themselves in new repertoire, and then concluding their stay with these two beautiful concerts. Having last performed at the 2019 Easter Festival, we are thrilled to have this vibrant quartet bring their artistry to Four Winds once more.

Program:
Beethoven – String quartet no 6 in B flat major, Op. 18
Brahms – String quartet no 2 in A minor, Op. 51
Sutherland – String quartet no 2 ‘Discussion’

Performances run for approx. 60minutes, without interval. There are no concession tickets for this event. Access Pass tickets are available to this performance in limited numbers.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event has very limited audience capacity. Bookings are essential.

This event is part of the Great Southern Nights initiative. Great Southern Nights is a new event to kick-start the recovery of the live music industry – featuring 1,000 COVID-safe gigs across Sydney and Regional NSW, throughout November 2020 (Australian Music Month).

Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with ARIA. For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au

More Info

ENIGMA QUARTET

United by their passion for chamber music, the Enigma Quartet love what they do and relish the opportunity to share the joy of music with audiences around Australia. Comprised of successful artists in their own right, and holding coveted positions in Australia’s top orchestras, they love the challenge of performing together despite the difficulties of juggling conflicting work schedules and the mayhem of having young kids.

After welcoming cellist Rowena Macneish in 2011, the quartet won second prize in the prestigious Musica Viva Chamber Music Competition, launching their performing career and introducing them to the St. Lawrence, Goldner, Enso and Takacs Quartets for invaluable masterclass opportunites. They were mentored by Musica Viva under their Rising Stars program in 2012 and have performed at many festivals including the prestigious Huntington Chamber Music Festival in 2015. Enigma have been broadcast across Australia for Sunday Live on ABC Classic FM and have performed regularly in Musica Viva’s Coffee Concert Series.

The quartet enjoy exploring new music and have been fortunate to premiere works by Lachlan Skipworth, Gerard Brophy, Philip Jameson and Alice Chance, as well as collaborations with soprano Emma Matthews, saxophonist Christina Leonard, double-bassist Kirsty McCahon, bassoonist Jack Schiller and the German-based Amaryllis Quartet. The quartet are regulars on the Sydney concert scene where they perform at the Independent Theatre and Sydney Mozart Society amongst other venues.

The quartet are passionate about the power of music and love playing for patrons of the Wayside Chapel who live on and around the streets of Kings Cross, and for patients and staff at Sacred Heart in St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst.

Enigma have recorded for and performed alongside contemporary artists including Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone, Mike Patton, Lior, Katie Noonan, The Cat Empire, Kanye West, Ronan Keating, Florence and the Machine, Mark Lizotte, Tina Arena and Human Nature. Enigma recorded strings for two of Passenger’s albums, including the hit song ‘Let Her Go’, which went to no. 1 in over 15 countries and has been listened to over a billion times on Spotify.

Enigma have also undertaken one of the most ambitious commissioning and performance projects in recent years, alongside world-renowned shakuhachi master, Riley Lee, to create an entirely new genus of music. The project entitled Five Elements takes the listener on a kaleidoscopic journey through the Australian landscape that traverses universal concepts linking humanity to our natural environment and spiritual core through music. The commissions were made possible with the generous support of the Australia Council for the Arts.

Since performing the Five Elements concert at the Bermagui Four Winds Festival in 2019, the project has been recorded for release on the ABC Classics label and copies will be available for sale in the foyer with 10% of artist profits donated to the Australian Koala Foundation. In late February this year the group toured to Hawaii to perform Five Elements for the Honolulu Chamber Music Society – a feat that now seems surreal, not only for its fortuitous timing.


Tickets $45

Book Here

Star Lantern Making

Would you like to make a Star Lantern?

Our Four Winds Aboriginal Creative Producer, Cheryl Davison is creating a show called “Bagan Barra Barra Mirriwarr” meaning Land, Sea and Sky.

Star lanterns are part of the show and we need your help to make these beautiful lanterns. Star lanterns will bring to life Yuin creation stories.

If you would like the specially made kit to put together a lantern or two, please email contact@fourwinds.com.au Then just follow Cheryl’s instruction in the video to make your own amazing lantern and let your star be part of the “Bagan Barra Barra Mirriwarr” show.

A Gift of Song

Gordon Hamilton (conductor)

A Gift of Song: Workshop and Performance | Postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions

Four Winds has asked composer Gordon Hamilton to create a song for the Far South Coast to bring people together through song. The new song, which has been commissioned with support from Festivals Australia, will now be premiered at the 2021 Easter Festival Community Concert. Everyone of all ages who loves singing is invited to take part!

Gordon has written a song which will be given to the Far South Coast as a gift for choirs and singers to enjoy singing for years to come. Gordon’s song can be learnt quickly and be performed by singers of all abilities. During a workshop day in autumn of 2021 (new date and time tbc) in the Bermagui Community Centre, Gordon will teach the song to everyone.

Singers who attend the workshop are invited to take part in the performance at the Four Winds 2021 Easter Festival Community Concert on Friday 2 April at Bermagui Dickinson Oval. More information will be provided closer to time

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This experience will be truly joyful and uplifting. Many local choirs have already signed up, That Bunch of Singers from Bermagui, Heartsong and the Bega Valley Youth Choir from Bega, Balun Malu Choir who toured to East Timor and Spirit Allegro from Pambula will all be lending their voices.

Gordon Hamilton said ‘it’s a great honor to be asked to write a song as a gift to the far South Coast. Given everything that has happened recently I couldn’t think of a better way to raise our spirits than through singing.

I’m creating a song which draws its inspiration from the Far South Coast and will be a celebration of this beautiful region. I’m looking forward to hearing this amazing, resilient community lift its voice in song’.
This song continues Four Winds commitment to commissioning songs inspired by the region. Songs by Lisa Young, and indigenous composers Deborah Cheetham and Brenda Gifford have been important parts of recent Four Winds Easter and Youth Festivals.

Gordon Hamilton is an Australian composer and conductor. Since 2009, he has been the Artistic Director of The Australian Voices. He was born in Newcastle, lived and worked in Bremen, Germany for five years as a conductor and composer and he now lives in Brisbane.

Previous commissioned songs inspired by the region: Lisa Young ‘On the Track’, Deborah Cheetham ‘Mother Mountain’, Brenda Gifford ‘Toonku and Ngyardi’ and ‘Ngadjung’

‘Tiny Movements’ by Gordon Hamilton

Words inspired from the poems in ‘Small Kingdoms’ by Anita Patel (featured in the book ‘Heart Stitched’).
A Gift of Song

We were keen to commission a song that singers up and down the Far South Coast will love to sing; something simple, catchy, meaningful.

Click here to download the Words to ‘Tiny Movements’

Verse 1

So much life on this bright rock
Feeding the earth with hope
So much life on this bright rock
Feeding the earth with hope

Chorus

Pulse and beat
Beneath our feet
Silent work
Beneath our feet
Tiny movements, unheard unseen
Silent work
Beneath our feet
Pulse and beat
Beneath our feet

Verse 2

Fern, fungus, soil and seed
Feeding the earth with hope
Fern, fungus, soil and seed
Feeding the earth with hope

Verse 3

Small friends, in times of need
Feeding the earth with hope
Small friends, in times of need
Feeding the earth with hope

Verse 4

Big water and small hands
Feeding the earth with hope
Big water and small hands
Feeding the earth with hope