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Four Winds | Four Winds Youth Partnership Creates New Hub

Four Winds and Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO) have launched the SYO State South Coast Hub for young musicians in South East NSW. This new partnership is an exciting new hub for orchestral music on the Far South Coast of NSW. It is based in Bermagui and will see SYO visiting the region at least twice per year and working with young musicians from this area.
“We are so excited to partner with the SYO in this initiative and welcome them to Nature’s Concert Hall – an exquisite home of music, nature and shared creativity. Presenting opportunities like this for the young people in our region is a strong and real commitment by our organisation” – Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb.
This partnership has already begun with a workshop day in Bega on 7 March when eight young string players from the region worked with Sergio Insuasti from The Sydney Youth Orchestra in a day long workshop. The workshop was for a performance with SYO at Four Winds, the Sunday after the Easter Festival. SYO will be performing three works and will be joined for the Haydn Horn Concerto no. 2 by students from the region who will be part of the orchestra. For details of their performance please visit
Leading international conductor Alex Briger will lead the performance. This is a fabulous opportunity for our young string players to work with a conductor who is often seen conducting on the stages of concert halls around the world. He launched the Australian World Orchestra and is the Chief Conductor of The Sydney Youth Orchestra.
The 2018 Easter Festival also features activities for young people. On Good Friday there is a great opportunity to explore Physicality, Percussion & Performance with Sam Thomas – a highly skilled artist and performer with a background in music and circus. On Sunday, Holly Harrison will lead a workshop involving mobile technology, live musicians, film and mixing. The results will be published on the Four Winds website. Places are strictly limited so it is really essential to book a place.
There is a huge amount of music happening in Bermagui over the Easter Weekend as part of the Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival, including a free concert for the whole community on the Dickinson Oval at 7pm on Good Friday evening for all the community. Artistic Director James Crabb promises that the concert will end with a large Festival jam when he will collaborate with other Festival musicians in a feel good Brazilian popular folk music genre called Choro, bringing a joyous and uplifting end to the evening.
For more information on the Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival Program go to or call 02 6493 3414.