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16 - 18 Nov | Sound Shell


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Zephyrs Jazz

alex stuart | carl morgan | kade brown

‘Bringing their Music Back Home’

Sunday 28 October 2018 | 1-5pm Gates open 12noon | Windsong Pavilion

Three jazz stars return home from ‘the City’, bringing back music inspired by our wilderness coast and beyond.

All have won critical recognition as composers, performers and bandleaders:

Alex Stuart (guitar) is Paris-based. He has released four albums, won a prestigious French jazz award and been nominated for Australia’s Freedman Jazz Fellowship. He will perform with his French band and launch his new album, Aftermath.

Carl Morgan (guitar) is based in Sydney. He has won Australia’s top jazz award, released his debut album and is a 2018 Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist. His band will include renowned drummer Ben Vanderwal and singer Matilda Abraham.

Kade Brown (piano) is Melbourne-based. He has performed in Europe and the US and won two important awards for his suite, Frictions – soon to be released as his third record. His band includes two of Australia’s top musicians, Julien Wilson and Sam Anning.

The event will be an international ‘mini-festival’: each of the three Australian and French bands will play a set and then all musicians will come together for a concluding ‘jam session’.

It will be a Spring afternoon of the best of contemporary jazz from three extraordinary artists from this corner of the world.

Tickets $55

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Short Black Opera and the Dhungala Choral Connection Songbook

Short Black Opera and the Dhungala Choral Connection Songbook

Thursday 8 November | 4.30 – 6.30pm | Windsong Pavilion

A singing workshop for teachers, choir leaders and singing enthusiasts with Short Black Opera’s Deborah Cheetham, Toni Lalich and Jessica Hitchcock who will take you through the songs and languages of the Dhungala Choral Connection Songbook. Written by Short Black Opera, the collection of songs has been performed by their Dhungala Children’s Choir across the nation and offers insight and engagement into culture, Indigenous connections and languages. You will be guided through the interpretation, pronunciation and music of each song enabling their use in your own classroom and/or choir.

Cost: $60 Includes the Dhungala Choral Connection Songbook, Vol. 1 along with a CD (Live concert and Pronunciation guide)

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Four Winds Youth Music Festival

Four Winds Youth Music Festival

16 – 18 November | Sound Shell

An exhilarating, new annual three-day Youth Music festival focusing on young people coming together to share in the joy of music and music-making.

Led by Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb, this festival will be the culmination of the year-round, energetic, inspirational, creative programs Four Winds offers young people in the region.

A celebration of young people’s music-making brings together children from local pre- and primary schools, local/national youth ensembles, young professional musicians and inspirational music leaders to perform together in large ensembles, play for one-another, receive coaching/tutoring and experience amazing live music all within the inspirational venues of Four Winds’ Nature’s Concert Hall, Barragga Bay, Far South Coast, NSW.

Schools Showcase Performance | Friday 16 November | 12.00 – 1.30pm | Sound Shell

Performances
Massed local Schools
Western Sydney Youth Orchestra
The Australian Voices
Guest Artists

Tickets $10 Children 16yrs and under and Access Pass holders free

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Festival Concert | Sunday 18 November | 11am – 2pm | Sound Shell

Performances
Talented young local performers
Western Sydney Youth Orchestra
The Australian Voices
Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) artists

Tickets $30 Children 16yrs and under and Access Pass holders free

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Christmas Folk

Christmas Folk with Kate Burke and James Crabb

Saturday 15 December | Windsong Pavilion

James Crabb, Four Winds Artistic Director, and Kate Burke, Trouble in the Kitchen, explore pagan and folk roots of well-known Christmas carols in an exciting collaboration featuring a range of South Coast artists.

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.

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