2016 Four Winds Festival Program

Tuesday 22nd to Easter Sunday 27th March 2016

Download a printable Program at a Glance, and join us for relaxing days of beautiful repertoire in glorious surroundings.

A buzz around town

25/03/2016 | 7am – 4:30pm | around Bermagui | FREE

Festival musicians will be popping up around Bermagui, starting with Taikoz Trio at dawn. Click here for more information

First at the Festival

25/03/2016 | 6pm – 7pm | Sound Shell | FREE

Ensemble Offspring and fLiNG Physical Theatre bring us Philip Glass Music with Changing Parts. Join us as we journey into the mesmerising, electro-acoustic sound dimensions of Philip Glass in an evening exploring art, time and space.

Eavesdropping with Paul Dean

25/3/2016 | 3pm – 4:15pm | Bermagui Community Hall

Artistic Director, Paul Dean, interviews Festival artists to find out what’s going on in their heads and hearts. Featured artists to be announced shortly.

This event is currently sold out

Sound Shell Saturday

26/03/2016 | 9:30am – 4:00pm | Sound Shell

  • Koora Koorai – a musical Welcome to Country
  • Dvorak – Wind Serenade
  • Ravel  – String Quartet in F, Navarra String Quartet
  • An introduction to James Ledger and his World Premiere
  • Schumann – Piano Quartet, featuring Zubin Kanga (piano)


  • Trio from Taikoz
  • Butterworth – A Shropshire Lad
  • Sculthorpe – 8th String Quartet, Penny Quartet
  • A tribute to Neilma Gantner and Peter Sculthorpe
  • Paul Stanhope – Pulse : Heart : Beat
  • HK Gruber – Frankenstein

Sound Shell Sunday

27/3/2016 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | Sound Shell

  • Hindson (arr Power) – Cello Concerto (2nd movement), featuring Li-Wei Qin
  • Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor, featuring Jack Liebeck
  • Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, featuring Andrew Goodwin
  • Ledger – World Premiere
  • Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No 1, featuring Alex Raineri

– Lunch –

  • Erhu featuring Nicholas Ng
  • Hindson – Light Music, featuring the Arcadia Wind Quintet
  • Hind – The Tower of Silence, Zubin Kanga
  • Gershwin – Songs, featuring Phillip Sametz and Festival Artists en masse
  • Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue, Zubin Kanga and Festival Artists en masse
NEW Windsong Pavilion Chamber Music Series

Windsong Chamber Series 1 – Messiaen

25/3/2016 | 8pm – 9:15pm | Windsong Pavilion

Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with Paul Dean (clarinet), Zubin Kanga (piano), Jack Liebeck (violin) and Li-Wei Qin (cello).

Sold out

Windsong Chamber Series 2 – Haydn & Schubert

26/3/2016 | 6pm – 7:15pm | Windsong Pavilion

Schubert string quintet featuring Navarra String Quartet and Li-Wei Qin (cello), as well as Penny Quartet performing Haydn string quartet Op. 33 no 1 in B minor.

Sold out

Windsong Chamber Series 3 – Britten & Brahms

27/3/2016 | 6pm – 7:15pm | Windsong Pavilion

Britten’s 3rd String Quartet and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with Navarra String Quartet and Paul Dean.

NEW Bermagui Community Centre is transformed into The Double Bar

Radical Son & Friends Live @ The Double Bar

25/3/2016 | 8:00pm – 11:30pm | Bermagui Community Centre

Effortlessly crossing genres from soul to hip-hop and beyond, Radical Son is a stand out vocalist and songwriter. His music and stories are guided by his Indigenous heritage from the Kamilaroi nation of Australia and Tonga. Performing as a seven-piece band, Radical Son will also be joined by friends …

Andrea Kirwin

Joel Deaves is a musician from the Yuin nation and a fascinating new talent on the South Coast of NSW. Joel has worked with band-member and songwriter, Jacob Chant-Morris, and Radical Son to write a new song in his Yuin language especially for his Double Bar appearance.

Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter with Australian Fijian roots. Andrea’s music crosses into various contemporary genres including hip-hop, folk, funk and soul. Andrea weaves melodies and storytelling together to create a rich tapestry, much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village.

After the show, kick back at the Festival’s Double Bar, a gathering place and waterhole for Festival-goers and artists.

26/3/2016 | 8:00pm – 11:30pm | Bermagui Community Centre

Radical Son & Friends repeat performance.

27/3/2016 | 8:00pm – 11:30pm | Bermagui Community Centre

Free entry, with bar and DJ only.

NEW Close to Home, a series of intimate recitals in local homes

Close to Home 1 – Sculthorpe Wind Quintet

22/3/2016 | 3pm – 4:30pm | Tilba Home

The Sculthorpe Wind Quintet is made up of Paul Dean (clarinet), Emma Scholl (flute), Shefali Pryor (oboe), Matthew Wilkie (basson) and Ben Jacks (horn).

Close to Home 2 – Three Characters

23/3/2016 | 3pm – 4:30pm | Barragga Bay Home

Zubin Kanga (piano), Jack Liebeck (violin) and Nicholas Ng (erhu).

Close to Home 3 – Navarra String Quartet

24/3/2016 | 3pm – 4:30pm | Murrah Home

The Navarra String Quartet is made up of Magnus Johnston (violin), Marije Johnston (violin), Simone van der Geissen (viola) and Brian O’Kane (cello).

This concert is currently sold out

NEW Youth Workshops

Saturday Workshop – Let the machinery groove

26/3/2016 | 10:45am – 12:45pm | Youth Space

In this workshop we will create a musical work using looping technology and a combination of instruments and styles. Along the way you will be introduced to recording software and equipment with a focus on using “technology as an instrument”. Be prepared to experiment and collaborate. Don’t forget to bring along your instrument (which could be your voice) and also a usb stick to take the work home.

Suitable for ages 12 to 16

Presented by Michael Hanlon

Tom Royce-Hampton photo

Sunday Workshop – Rhythm & Movement

27/3/2016 | 11am – 12:30pm | Youth Space

Tom Royce-Hampton, percussionist and member of Taikoz, will lead a session of rhythm and movement. Tom’s sessions are lots of fun as well as very challenging and creative. Instruments will not be used in the course of the workshop, so anyone can join in. And those who are learning an instrument, voice or dance will learn new skills that they can apply to their own music making.

Suitable for ages 12 to 16

2016 Festival Artwork

Artwork by Andrew Sayers

All at Four Winds are very sad to hear of Andrew Sayer’s passing. He was so generous to us and we are honoured that he enabled Four Winds to feature his works on our 2016 Festival designs. We are privileged to have worked with Andrew and are thankful to him for helping us reflect on the beautiful place in which we live through his exceptional work. When admiring the images we are so proud to be using please remember the artist, Andrew Sayers who passed away on 11th October 2015.