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Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival Program Announced

James Crabb, Four Winds Artistic Director, has launched the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival promising a full Program which will take you on a journey to Discover Music In Nature, different musical cultures and traditions as well as great classical works. Set in a unique environment at Barragga Bay on the majestic Far South Coast of NSW, the Four Winds Easter Festival is an experience like no other. It brings world-class musicians, performers and audiences together in purpose built state-of-the-art facilities in an exceptional location amongst the magic of nature.
 
International guests include Stefan Vladar (piano), Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Jakob Lindberg (lute); celebrated Australian Composer and pianist Elena Kats-Chernin; the Australian String Quartet; Riley Lee (shakuhachi); Compass Saxophone Quartet; Coco’s Lunch, Arcadia Winds and Enigma Quartet, as well as musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Bobby Singh (tabla) and Sarangan Sriranganathan (sitar) will bring the sound of India to the Festival.
 
“This is a chance for our audience to discover more about the Festival artists and to hear them collaborating in performances which are genuinely unique to Four Winds” says James Crabb, “For instance, our international guest, pianist and conductor Stefan Vladar will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 on Easter Sunday with our Festival Orchestra – an absolutely not to miss experience, particularly in the exceptional surroundings of the Sound Shell.”
 
At the heart of the Four Winds Easter Festival are two 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.
 
During the Festival, 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.
 
Four Winds’ signature House Concerts, held in landmark local private properties, are a Festival favourite, providing a rare and highly intimate opportunity to experience exquisite musicianship in an exclusive setting.
 
In 2019 the four-day-long Festival will be extended by a three-day Lute School, led by Swedish Lutenist Jakob Lindberg who is also performing at the Festival. It is anticipated that lute players from across Australia will travel to Bermagui for this exceptional opportunity to study with one of the world’s finest Lutenists.
 
Community performances, workshops and pop-ups are to be discovered in and around Bermagui, 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 to make music.
 
During the Early Bird offer you are able to build your own Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival experience by purchasing tickets for each specific event you would like to attend. A 15% discount applies to the Sound Shell Saturday and Sunday programs as well as Windsong Concerts during the Early Bird period which ends on Monday 31 December 2018.
 
For more information visit www.fourwinds.com.au.
 
Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival
Discover | Music In Nature
Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 April 2019