Four Winds 2018 Windsong Series
Image: Simon Tedeschi, photo by Cole Bennetts.
James Crabb, Four Winds’ Artistic Director and acclaimed classical accordion player, has programmed three incredible concerts which make up the 2018 Windsong Series. These concerts, which bring leading, international artists to the region, will warm your heart during the coming winter months.
“I’m so pleased that we will be welcoming these six exceptional artists across the three concerts which make up the 2018 Windsong Series. The Windsong Pavilion is one of the region’s finest assets, and it’s because of the exceptional acoustics and quality of the performance space that such eminent artists are excited to accept our invitation to perform here on the Far South Coast” says James Crabb.
Windsong Series #1, Sunday 17 June, brings back two of Four Winds’ great friends to the region; Simon Tedeschi (piano) and Andrew Haveron (violin) who will be performing a stunning program of romantic music – sweeping melodies and beautiful harmonies. Andrew Haveron, Concert Master of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, previously performed in the Windsong Pavilion with pianist Piers Lane at the launch of Shigeru Kawai Concert Grand Piano, purchased for the Windsong Pavilion as a result of many generous donors. Simon Tedeschi last performed at Four Winds with actor John Bell and amazed audiences with the passion and theatre he created during the performance. This concert will feature Violin Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Grieg and will end with a work by Fritz Kreisler which has been described as one of the most beautifully crafted pieces for violin: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta.
Windsong Series #2, Saturday 7 July, brings Joyce Yang (piano) one of the leading pianists in the newest generation of virtuosi from the United States to the Windsong Pavilion, presented in partnership with Musica Viva. This is Joyce’s first full Australian recital tour. Joyce will present a program of romantic music that transports audiences and inspires pianists. Joyce will be giving a recital of characterful works all of which were composed by masters of the keyboard Chopin, Debussy and Grieg. Joyce promises not only to amaze with her technical brilliance, but also with her ability to convey intense emotion with personality and flair.
Windsong Series #3, Sunday 19 August, welcomes Four Winds’ former Artistic Director and virtuosic recorder player Genevieve Lacey to perform in collaboration with Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord) and Jane Gower (baroque bassoon) for a program exploring music from the Baroque period from such fine composers as Handel, Vivaldi and Teleman. This exceptional international collaboration will bring an infectious energy to this music. The performance will feature a Willard Martin harpsichord which has recently been generously donated to Four Winds.
Available as single ticketed events or as a package of three. Children 16 years and under free. For more details go to fourwinds.com.au or call 6493 3366.