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26 & 27 June | Windsong Pavilion





Windsong series #2

Joyce Yang (piano)
Saturday 7 July | 1pm | Windsong Pavilion



Windsong Series #3

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


Dr Stovepipe & Creativity

Dr Stovepipe & Creativity

A Musica Viva Partnership | Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 June | Windsong Pavilion

Schools Program with Narooma and Bermagui Primary Schools

Windsong Series #2

Windsong Series #2

Joyce Yang (piano) | Saturday 7 July | 1 – 3pm Gates open: 12noon | Windsong Pavilion

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

Joyce Yang is one of the leading pianists in the newest generation of virtuosi. As the youngest competitor in the 2005 Van Cliburn Competition, she was awarded a silver medal and she has since gone on to countless other accolades and a skyrocketing career. On her first full Australian recital tour, she presents a program of music that pianists love to play, and piano lovers love to hear.
Offering a true understanding of such a beloved instrument, these rich and characterful works all come from composers who themselves were masters of the keyboard. From Chopin, Debussy and Grieg, Joyce shows not only her technical brilliance, but ability to convey intense emotion with personality and flair.


GRIEG Five Lyric Pieces
DEBUSSY Estampes
CHOPIN Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, op 22
Elizabeth YOUNAN [New work]*
SCHUMANN Carnaval, op 9

Tickets $80, 16yrs and under free.

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Early Music Workshop

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July | 5pm | Windsong Pavilion

At this two-day ensemble workshop you will explore some renaissance dance music and some sacred works both, vocal and instrumental.

The Renaissance was for musicians an era of discovery, innovation and exploration. While vocal music was superior to instrumental playing throughout the Middle Ages, the latter rose to greater recognition during the 16th century. Instrumental music became part of education, it profited from the popularity of dancing across the social ranks, and the invention of new instruments prompted composers to explore their properties and sounds. At this workshop you will be introduced to, and play dance music (eg, by Playford), and sacred works (eg, Victoria).

Instruments: 440Hz pitch Recorders, other wind instruments (oboe/flute), strings (violin/cello/bass/harp)

Tutors: Barbara Jerjen, Musician, Musicologist, Musical Director of the Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society and
Alexandra Bailliet-Joly, Sydney-based recorder artsi and music teacher and member of Dolce Ombre quartet.

Session Time:
8:30am Saturday : Registration
9.00 – 5:00pm: Workshop Saturday and Sunday
Saturday Dinner (optional): 6:30pm

$100 for the 2 day workshop (Students 20 years and under can attend free of charge)
$10 if you wish to attend the Saturday dinner

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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

Sunday 9 September | Community Choirs | Windsong Pavilion

Zephyrs Jazz

Zephyrs Jazz presents: Bringing the Music Back Home

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

Kade Brown (piano/composition), Carl Morgan (guitar/composition), Alex Stuart (guitar/composition)

Three award-winning artists and their bands return home from ‘the Metropolis’ with music inspired by our wilderness coast and beyond.

Our artists are all ‘sons of the Wilderness Coast’ who have gone on to win important jazz awards and critical recognition as performers, composers and band leaders. Each will perform with their quintets.

Paris-based, Alex (guitar/compositions) has released three albums in France and won critical acclaim and the prestigious Jazz a Juan ‘Révelation Prize’ there. He will perform for us with his French band.

Sydney-based, Carl (guitar/compositions) has released an album, won the National Jazz Award and critical praise for his performance and compositions, and performs regularly with his own band and with other top artists.

Melbourne-based, Kade (piano/compositions) won the Monash Jazz Award and the Allan Zavod Classical-Jazz Fusion Award and, with four of Melbourne’s finest musicians, will soon release his second album..

Each of these artists is deeply immersed in and musically inspired by this region’s wild beauty. They are returning to offer us a Spring afternoon of the best of contemporary jazz. Each will play a set with his own band and then all musicians will join for a concluding ‘jam’ set.

Tickets $55

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

24 September – 5 October 2018

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.

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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