CD launch Malumba the Passage

Sunday 3 February | 2:30pm | Windsong Pavilion

Virtuosic, original and exciting, Malumba’s genre-defying music will take you on a sonic journey while making your toes tap and your heart soar. With hints of Klezmer melodies, gypsy jazz harmonies, Celtic instruments and African rhythms, Malumba’s sound is unique and hugely versatile. Blending together the sounds of Australia’s top folk and jazz musicians ensures performances are exciting and full of improvisation.

Since forming in 1997, Malumba have released 6 albums, toured the UK and performed at most of the major folk festivals throughout Australia. A world music ensemble based on the far south coast of NSW, Malumba performs original folk inspired instrumental music, full of intricate melodies and improvisations.

In contrast to the full band format of the past five albums, The Passage is a gentler offering. The 13 original compositions include 2 solo guitar works, the remaining tracks being violin and guitar duets. The recording process was greatly assisted by the sublime acoustics of the Windsong Pavilion, at The Four Winds, Bermagui. This world class concert hall allowed the music to be recorded in a live format, the natural reverb of the chamber creating a feeling of intimacy and warmth. The tracks were all composed by violinist Dan Efraemson and guitarist John Hoorweg, and explore a range of traditions and influences, including Celtic, jazz, reggae, Klezmer and other folk traditions.

Tickets: $25

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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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Riley Lee (shakuhachi)

World Music Workshop | Thursday 18 April | 4 – 6pm | Tilba Central Big Hall

Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla).

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World Music Performance | Thursday 18 April | 7.30 – 9pm | Tilba Central Big Hall

Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla)  and other festival artists.

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Free pop-up performances | Times and locations TBD

By festival and local artists in and around Bermagui.

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Youth Workshop | Friday 19 April | 10.30am – 1.30pm | Bermagui Community Centre

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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