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Windsong Series #3

Genevieve Lacey (recorder), Jane Gower (bassoon),
Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
Sunday 19 August | 1pm | Windsong Pavilion


Windsong Series #3

Windsong Series #3

Genevieve Lacey (recorder), Jane Gower (bassoon), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord) | Sunday 19 August | 1 – 3pm Gates open: 12noon| Windsong Pavilion

James Crabb, Four Winds’ Artistic Director brings you the third event in his 2018 series of world-class performances in the exceptional acoustics of the Windsong Pavilion, Barragga Bay, NSW.

Former Artistic Director of the Four Winds Festival and virtuosic recorder player Genevieve Lacey is joined for this international collaboration by Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord) and Jane Gower (Baroque Bassoon) for a program exploring fine composers music from the Baroque period. This concert will feature a Willard Martin harpsichord generously donated by Lee Primer and Warwick Anderson.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata in a minor, RV 86, for recorder, bassoon and continuo
Largo – Allegro – Largo cantabile – Allegro molto

Johann Adolph Scheibe (1708-1776)
Sonata in g minor for harpsichord
Andante – Allegro

Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)
Sonata no.4 in G major for recorder and continuo
Largo – Allegro – Larghetto – Vivace – Allegro – Non presto

Nicolas Chédeville (ca.1687-1749)
(attrib. A.Vivaldi)
Sonata no. 6 in g minor from “Il Pastor Fido” for recorder and continuo
Vivace – Fuga da Capella – Largo – Allegro ma non presto

Michel de la Barre (ca.1675-ca.1743)
Sonata in G Major, Book 2,9, “L’inconnue” for recorder and continuo
[Ouverture] – Chaconne

Johann Ernst Galliard (ca.1687-1749)
Sonata no 3 in F major for bassoon and continuo
Largo – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro assai – Spritoso

George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in F major, HWV 369, for recorder and continuo
Larghetto – Allegro – Alla Siciliana – Allegro

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Sonata in d minor, TWV 41:d4, for recorder and continuo
Affettuoso – Presto – Grave – Allegro

Tickets $80, 16yrs and under free.

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Spring Sing

Spring Sing

Community Choirs Workshop | Sunday 9 September | 9am | Windsong Pavilion

This September brings the fifth annual Spring Sing, an all day singing workshop for choirs from the region at the Windsong Pavilion. Facilitated by Dan Scollay and Geoffrey Badger, culminating in a public performance in the afternoon. It is a chance for choirs of the region to gather together with a spirit of joy and sharing, to sing for and with each other. Past attendees have described the day as “an uplifting and affirming experience”. We hope you can join us.

Workshop $40 | Lunch (optional) $20

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Community Choirs Performance | Sunday 9 September | 4pm | Windsong Pavilion

Spring Sing culminates in a public performance beginning at 4pm. If you are not a chorister in the workshop and would like to attend the public performance tickets ($10) will be available at the door.


Artists in Residence & Concert Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

24 September – 5 October 2018

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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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.

Lead 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.

Tickets on sale 3 September

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.

Easter Festival

Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival

Wednesday 17 – 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 five 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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