2019 Easter Festival | 18 - 21 April

Discover Music in Nature | Saturday | Sound Shell

Beethoven in the Bush | Sunday | Sound Shell

Single ticketed events | 18 – 21 April


You will experience festival artists in a range of new collaborations. Saturday is your only opportunity to hear the The Australian String Quartet in the Sound Shell. ASQ will be performing with our international guest pianist, Stefan Vladar, click here for more program details.


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, click here for more program details.


Discover the amazing artists at the 2019 Easter Festival single ticketed events, click here for more event details.

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Program | Discover Music in Nature | Saturday | Sound Shell

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.

Welcome to country
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Sound Shell
10.30-11am Featuring: Iris White, Warren Foster (didgeridoo) and the Gulaga Dancers
Morning performances
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Sound Shell
11am-12pm Ross Edwards – Water Spirit Song Christina Leonard (saxophone)
Ross Edwards – Tyalgum Mantras ANAM String Quartet, Paul Cutlan (saxophone), ANAM Wind Quintet, Mark Robinson (percussion), Ruby Newell (percussion), Warren Foster (didgeridoo) and James Crabb (classical accordion)
Lior Navok – Tetris Arcadia Winds and ANAM Wind Quintet.
Elena Kats-Chernin – Crossing the 38th Parallel Elena Kats-Chernin (piano), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Christina Leonard saxophone) and Festival String Orchestra
Lisa Young – Gerygone from On the Track Lisa Young (composer/vocal), Geoffrey Badger (guitar), Bega Valley Youth Choir, Friday Choir, Coco’s Lunch, Mark Robinson (percussion), Ruby Newell (percussion), James Crabb (classical accordion)
Lisa Young – On the Track from On the Track Lisa Young (composer/vocals), Bega Valley Youth Choir, Friday Choir, Geoffrey Badger (guitar), Coco’s Lunch, James Crabb (classical accordion) and Festival Orchestra
Afternoon performances
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Sound Shell
1.30-4pm Josh Rogan – A Flourish-ish Fanfare Two trumpets
Jeremy Rose – River Meeting Suite Sandy Evans – Ode to an Auto Rickshaw Compass Quartet (saxophones), Bobby Singh (tabla), Sarangan Sriranganathan (sitar)
Josh Rogan – Music Two trumpets
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor op.34 Stefan Vladar (piano), Australian String Quartet

Program | Beethoven in the Bush | Sound Shell | Sunday

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.

Beethoven in the Bush
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Sound Shell
1-4pm The Five Elements Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Enigma Quartet
Vocal performance inspired by music and rhythms from around the world Coco’s Lunch
Ludwig van Beethoven – Coriolan Ouverture op.62 Stefan Vladar (conductor/piano), Festival Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Minor op.37 Stefan Vladar (conductor/piano), Festival Orchestra

Single ticketed events | Thursday 18 April

House Concert 1
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Wapengo home
11am-1pm Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (lute) and James Crabb (classical accordion)
House Concert 2
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Wapengo home
2.30-5pm Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (lute) and James Crabb (classical accordion)
Workshop 1 World Music
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Tilba Central Big Hall
4-6pm Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla)
World Music Performance
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Tilba Central Big Hall
7.30-9pm Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Bobby Singh (tabla), Jeremy Rose (saxophone) and James Crabb (classical accordion)

Single ticketed events | Friday 19 April

Morning Yoga
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Bermagui Surf Club
8.30-9.30am SOLD OUT See yoga 2 Sunday 21 April
Peaceful, relaxing and hypnotic original compositions will inspire calm and focus in a truly immersive musical experience. The music will be performed live by one of Australia’s most loved and awarded composers Elena Kats-Chernin – performing on piano – as well as shakuhachi Master Riley Lee and saxophonist Christina Leonard. With ocean vistas and expert guidance, flow through the morning in a yoga session that invigorates the soul. Class is suitable for all levels. Please bring a mat with you.
Featuring: Elena Kats-Chernin (piano), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Christina Leonard (saxophone) and Julieta Mateo (yoga teacher)
House Concert 3
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Tanja home
11am-1pm Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Australian String Quartet, Warren Foster (didgeridoo), Mark Robinson (percussion), Ruby Newell (percussion)
House Concert 4
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Tanja home
2.30-5pm Featuring: Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Australian String Quartet, Warren Foster (didgeridoo), Mark Robinson (percussion), Ruby Newell (percussion)
Youth Concert 1 Mulga Bill’s Bicycle – Premiere
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Bermagui Community Centre
10.30-11.30am Mulga Bill’s Bicycle is a new work composed by Elena Kats-Chernin and Christina Leonard during a Four Winds Artists’ Residency in January 2019. It is a vibrant, madcap musical reinterpretation of the children’s picture book, based on A. B. Patterson’s classic Australian poem, and its whimsical illustrations by Deborah and Kilmeny Niland. Take a ride with Mulga Bill for some crazy, fun and kookie tunes as well as lots of audience interaction! This concert is aimed at primary aged children and anyone connected with their inner child! Featuring: Elena Kats-Chernin (composer), Christina Leonard (composer/saxophone), James Crabb (classical accordion), Alex Henery (double bass), Emma Gilmartin (presenter/singer)
Masterclass 1
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Windsong Pavilion
1.30-3pm Observe Dame Emma and Jakob working with two early music vocal students. Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Workshop 2 Singing
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Bermagui Community Centre
3.30-5pm No experience or ability to read music necessary. All levels of ability welcome!
Join these five singers on an exciting harmonic and percussive journey and be immersed in the gorgeous harmonies that have put Coco’s Lunch on the international vocal map and seen their songs performed by community and professional choirs worldwide. These women will take you on an uplifting and fun exploration of soulful repertoire, heartfelt lyrics, earthy African-inspired rhythms and catchy songwriting!
Featuring: Coco’s Lunch
Free Community Concert
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Dickinson Oval, Bermagui
5-6.30pm Taking its inspiration from Lady Jane – a disused Bermagui Fishing Boat – this especially commissioned performance on Dickinson Oval celebrates historical musings and events relating to Bermagui’s fishing and coastal heritage from a range of different perspectives. Hear stories from members of the community told alongside original dance, songs and music performed by Festival musicians. There is no doubt that this is a collaborative, community event with people from the area contributing as dancers, performers, artists and participants. This opening performance is generously supported by Regional Arts NSW. Featuring: Sam Thomas (director), Eliza Hull (MC/composer/performer), Lee Pemberton (choreographer); Iris White (Welcome To Country), Lisa Young (composer/conductor), Coco’s Lunch (vocal), Gulaga Dancers, Bega Valley Youth Choir, Friday Choir, Geoffrey Badger (guitar), Mark Robinson (percussion), Ruby Newell (percussion), and James Crabb (classical accordion), Jason Henery (double bass) and James Crabb (classical accordion)
Windsong Concert 1
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Windsong Pavilion
7.30-9.30pm Your first opportunity to hear the internationally acclaimed pianist in a solo recital featuring the work of Schubert, Haydn and Beethoven in the Windsong Pavilion.
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Joseph Haydn – Andante von variazioni in F Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonate in F Minor op.57 ‘Appassionata’
Franz Schubert – Sonate in B flat Major D960
Featuring: Stefan Vladar (piano)

Single ticketed events | Saturday 20 April

Masterclass 2
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Windsong Pavilion
12.15-1.15pm This second public Masterclass provides the opportunity to observe two outstanding young pianists working with Stefan Vladar. A chance for the audience to hear how great pianists hone their craft. Featuring: Stefan Vladar (piano)
Windsong Concert 2, Double Bill
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Windsong Pavilion
5.30-8pm True to our theme of discovery, Elena Kats-Chernin will be presenting her own music in the first half of this concert; playing and talking about her compositions and life of music. In the second half, two great Australian ensembles will perform European chamber music which extends the art-from to the boundaries of musical and emotional limits. Elena Kats-Chernin (composer/piano)
Reinventions No 3 Enigma Quartet, Christina Leonard (saxophone)
Five Chapters. Mvt 4. Frosted Windows Elena Kats-Chernin (piano), Christina Leonard (saxophone)
For Richard Enigma Quartet, ANAM Musicians, Jason Henery (double bass)
Reinvention No 1 Enigma Quartet, Christina Leonard (saxophone)
Interval
Carl Nielsen – Wind Quintet op 43 Arcadia Winds
Schubert – String Quartet No 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden” Australian String Quartet
After Dark performance 1
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Bermagui Surf Club
8-10pm World Music Encore World Music Encore – This is your chance to hear sitar player Sarangan Sriranganathan collaborate with other Festival musicians. The informal setting for this incredible listening experience is a development of Thursday’s World Music Concert in Tilba, centred on the captivating sounds of the sitar and the many other instruments featured. Food and drink will be available to purchase at the venue.

Single ticketed events | Sunday 21 April

Morning Yoga 2
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Bermagui Surf Club
8.30-9.30am Peaceful, relaxing and hypnotic original compositions will inspire calm and focus in a truly immersive musical experience. The music will be performed live by one of Australia’s most loved and awarded composers Elena Kats-Chernin – performing on piano – as well as shakuhachi Master Riley Lee and saxophonist Christina Leonard. With ocean vistas and expert guidance, flow through the morning in a yoga session that invigorates the soul. Class is suitable for all levels. Please bring a mat with you. Featuring: Elena Kats-Chernin (piano), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Christina Leonard (saxophone); Julieta Mateo (yoga teacher)
Windsong Concert 3
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Windsong Pavilion
9.30-11.30am Start your day with a sublime morning of Early Music performed by Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg in the intimate setting of the Windsong Pavilion. Riley Lee and Alex Henery will then join Emma and Jakob for a conversation with Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb. Be sure to arrive early for coffee and hot cross buns!
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A Musical Banquet…
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Sigismondo D’India (c. 1582-1629):
Sfere fermate le giri sonori
Tu parti, ahi lasso
Piangono al pianger mio
La tra’l sangue e le morti
Amico hai vinto
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Lute solos: Prelude, Gaillarde du Comte Essex – Nicolas Vallet (c 1583-c. 1642)
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Michel Lambert (1610-1696):
Vous ne sçauriez mes yeux
Ombre de mon amant
Jugez de ma douleur
Iris n’est plus
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Lute solos: Toccata, Ciaccona mariona alla vera spagnola – Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638)
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Barbara Strozzi (1619-1649):
Sete pur fastidioso
L’Amante segreto
Featuring: Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Interval
Henry Lawes (1595-1662):
Tavola
The Lark
O let me groan
See, see my Cloris comes
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Lute solos: Aire, Almain, Courante, Sarabande – William Lawes (1602-45)
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John Blow (1649-1708):
If mighty wealth
Peacefulis he and most secure
The self banished
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Lute solos: Cebell, A New Irish Measure, A New Scottish Measure A New Ground, Hornpipe – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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Henry Purcell (1659-1695):
Lovely Albina
O lead me to some peaceful gloom
Dear pretty youth
After Dark performance 2
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Bermagui Surf Club
6-10pm A Folk Session with Malumba and Friends – Following the success of Malumba’s album launch at the Four Winds Windsong Pavilion in February 2019, the group returns to present ‘The Passage’ prior to a fun-filled folk session. This gig will begin with music from Malumba who may be joined by Festival artists…. After a short break Malumba and our very own James Crabb will lead a folk-session which anyone can join in with – so bring your instrument! Food and drinks are available for purchase at this family-friendly event. Malumba and Friends

Pop-ups

Free pop-up performances
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Locations TBD
Time TBD By festival and local artists in and around Bermagui.

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