Thursday 17 April - Sunday 20 April 2014

THURSDAY 17 - FRIDAY 18 APRIL

THE DARK GARDEN ~ Friday 18th SOLD OUT!!

Tickets are still available for Thursday 17th April

8-10pm (doors open 7:30pm) | Bermagui Community Centre Hall

With songs that grew out of his 2013 exhbition The Dark Garden, and collaborating with the Auric Quartet for the first time, McDermott weaves a deep-hued tapestry from the sounds and ideas that have made him one of Australia’s most admired comics.

Auric Quartet > Paul McDermott >

FRIDAY 18 APRIL

EAVESDROPPING ~ SOLD OUT!!

12-1pm (doors open 11:45am) | Bermagui Community Centre Hall

Eavesdrop on ABC Classic FM broadcaster Margaret Throsby in conversation with Kate Neal, the festival's featured composer, indigenous stockman and poet Herb Wharton, and artistic director Paul Kildea. Follow up with your own questions.

Margaret Throsby > Kate Neal > Herb Wharton > Paul Kildea >

FRIDAY 18 APRIL

AT THE WHARF

3-7:30pm | Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf (free event)

Four Winds presents a free concert for the community, with performances by Michelle Nicolle Quartet, Melanie Horsnell, Kade Brown Trio, Djaadjawan Dancers and surprise guests. Read more for tips on how to get the most from this event...

Michelle Nicolle > Melanie Horsnell > Kade Brown Trio >

SATURDAY 19 APRIL

SATURDAY MORNING I

9:30-11am (doors open 7:30am) | Four Winds Sound Shell

WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY

Poetry reading by Herb Wharton, dance by Djaadjawan Dancers, song by Shellie Morris, and the Auric Quartet playing the Adagio from Mozart's first string quartet, composed in 1770, the year in which the civilisations of Europe and Indigenous Australia began their long engagement.

Herb Wharton > Shellie Morris > Auric Quartet >

BACH AND FRIENDS #1

Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins | C.P.E. Bach
Sonata in D minor, Wq69 | Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1

Richard Tognetti, violin >Dejan Lazic, piano >

The piano used for this performance is an Australian designed and manufactured
Overs grand piano.

SATURDAY 19 APRIL

SATURDAY MORNING II

11am-12:30pm | Four Winds Sound Shell

SUCH THE CELLO MAN TOLD

Giovanni Sollima, Concerto Rotondo
Giulio De Ruvo, Romanella; Ciacoona; Tarentalla
Giuseppe Dall'Abaco, Capricci nos. 1, 2 and 8
Francesco Corbetta, Caprice de Chaconne
Giovanni Sollima, extracts from Natural Songbook

Giovanni Sollima, cello >

SINCE BRASS, NOR STONE

Alexander Goehr, Since Brass, Nor Stone
Frank Martin, Pavane Couleur du Temps
Luigi Boccherini, Fandango from String Quintet in D

Giovanni Sollima, cello > Auric Quartet >

SATURDAY 19 APRIL

SATURDAY AFTERNOON I

1:30-3pm | Four Winds Sound Shell

I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT 'FOLK MUSIC' MEANS ANYMORE

Trad. Summer Night; Shepherd's Song; Harvest Festival
Dejan Lazic, Variations on a Chinese folk tune
Trad. Istrian Dance after Croatian folk tune

Zen Hu, violin > Dejan Lazic, piano >

The piano used for this performance is an Australian designed and manufactured
Overs grand piano.

Adès/NEAL

Thomas Adès, Arcadiana
Herb Wharton, recitation of poem set by Kate Neal
Kate Neal, new work, commissioned for Four Winds by Cliff Wallis and Sayaka Mihara

Auric Quartet > Shellie Morris > Herb Wharton >

SATURDAY 19 APRIL

SATURDAY AFTERNOON II

3-4pm | Four Winds Sound Shell

IT TAKES SEVEN TO TANGO. NO REALLY

Astor Piazolla (arr. Laing), The Four Seasons of Beunos Aires

Zen Hu > Giovanni Sollima > Auric Quartet >

AND JUST THREE TO TELL FAIRYTALES

Anton Dvořák, Piano Trio No.4 'Dumky'

Richard Tognetti > Giovanni Sollima > Dejan Lazic >

The piano used for this performance is an Australian designed and manufactured
Overs grand piano.

SUNDAY 20 APRIL

SUNDAY MORNING I

9:30 - 11am | Four Winds Sound Shell

BACK AND FRIENDS #2

Maurice Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello
Johann Sebastian Bach, Violin Sonata

Richard Tognetti > Giovanni Sollima > Dejan Lazic >

THE BEST THING I HAVE WRITTEN

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452

Dejan Lazic >

The piano used for this performance is an Australian designed and manufactured
Overs grand piano.

SUNDAY 20 APRIL

SUNDAY MORNING II

11am-12:30pm | Four Winds Sound Shell

A PORTRAIT OF THREE ARTISTS IN THREE CADENZAS

Margaret Throsby talks with featured artists Richard Tognetti, Gioovanni Sollima and Dejan Lazic, each musician performing a cadenza from his favourite concerto as a springboard for conversation.

Margaret Throsby > Richard Tognetti > Giovanni Sollima > Dejan Lazic >

The piano used for this performance is an Australian designed and manufactured
Overs grand piano.


A PORTRAIT OF ONE COMPOSER BY THREE ARTISTS

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio, Op.97 'Archduke'

Richard Tognetti > Giovanni Sollima > Dejan Lazic >

The piano used for this performance is an Australian designed and manufactured
Overs grand piano.

SUNDAY 20 APRIL

SUNDAY AFTERNOON I

1:30-3pm | Four Winds Sound Shell

LIGETI/NEAL

Oliver Knussen, Ophelia Dances | Kate Neal, Wind Quintet
György Ligeti, Six Bagatelles for wind quintet

Members of Auric Quartet > Paul Kildea >

THE PIANO AIN'T GOT NO WRONG NOTES

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Sonato in D minor, Wq69
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in D minor, K9; Sonata in D, K430;
Sonata in E, K135 | Bela Bartok, Sechs Tanze in bulgarischen Rhythmen aus 'Mikrokosmos' Band 6; Drei Rondos uber slowakische Volksweisen, Sz84

Dejan Lazic >

The piano used for this performance is an Australian designed and manufactured
Overs grand piano.

SUNDAY 20 APRIL

SUNDAY AFTERNOON II

3-4pm | Four Winds Sound Shell

COLE PORTER: MODERNIST

Benjamin Britten, Sinfonietta
Cole Porter (arr. Neal), Songs for Chamber Orchestra

Auric Quartet > Michelle Nicole > Paul Kildea >

Greetings from Bermagui

There is so much to show you, and a sublime music program to nourish you. From concerts in Bermagui town on Thursday and Friday, we then move to Saturday and Sunday at the festival site, 9 kms south of Bermagui. We are looking forward to welcoming you as we launch Nature’s Concert Hall, so bring your friends and book soon. Note we start at 9.30 am both days, and will open the site early to ensure you are relaxed and ready.

Our MC Carrillo Gantner will welcome you to the festival site for Friday and Saturday, and our volunteers will greet you off the bus or assist you with your parking.

 

Top Festival Tips:

What do you need to know to make your Four Winds Festival at Nature’s Concert Hall really sing?

When: Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 April. Gates Open at 7.30. Show starts at the NEW TIME of 9.30

Where: 9kms south of Bermagui along the Tathra Bermagui Road, turn into Four Winds Road at Barragga Bay

Wristbands: Want to jump the queue? You can bring your Saturday and Sunday tickets to our Festival Office at the Bermagui Community Centre on Bunga St between 11am and 5pm onWednesday 16th and Thursday 17th April. You can also come to the Four Winds Tent at the free concert At The Wharf (Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf) on Friday 18th April. Your tickets will be scanned and we'll put on your wrist band.

Buses: It’s still not too late to book your free bus online, even if you’ve already bought your tickets. Buses will leave the Bermagui Country Club on Saturday and Sunday mornings at:7.30am | 8.00am | 8.30am | 8.45am.

Buses will leave the festival site as people need to return to town. In the event of serious rain patrons can shelter in the Windsong Pavillion and board buses from there. If you unexpectedly find you need to leave the site during the day transport will be made available to take you back to town.

Food: You can start the day from 7.30am with coffee and hot-cross-buns on sale. There will also be the best of the local food stalls at the site offering a wonderful array of food and drink – from slow-cooked comfort food (supplied by Bega Valley’s Hard Core Carnivore trading out of their vintage ‘50s mobile food van) to home-made ice cream from Cobargo, Wildfire Foods’ pizzas, pastries from Cream of Bermagui as well as delicious local oysters. There will be excellent coffee and a range of wines and beer available by the bottle or the glass. You can also bring your own picnic to Four Winds and supplement it with the above goodies if you wish. And if you just want to relax and enjoy, you can still pre-order lunch hampers with a selection of locally made treats and gourmet bread rolls until 14 April.

Order online at: http://www.fourwinds.com.au/festival/food-drink.htm

 

To Bring: Please bring picnic rugs or low backed chairs. High backed director-style chairs are only allowed on the outer edges of the amphitheatre to allow maximum vision for all our audience.

Accessibility: Our goal is to make everyone welcome to Four Winds, so please contact us so we can prearrange to assist you. There is a dedicated viewing area at the bottom of the amphitheatre and facilities are nearby.

Childcare: Unique among music festivals, Four Winds has qualified early childhood carers for young children between the ages of 2 and 7. The tent is open from 9am until 5pm but is closed over the lunch break and parents/carers must supervise their children during this time.

Wet Weather: Please bring clothing to suit all seasons. As we are opening the gates from 7.30am and not closing them until dusk, you need to be well equipped to handle all kinds of weather and remember there are no refunds in the event of very bad weather and arrangements for alternative venues will be announced.

Green Policy : Our aim is to make the FW Festival a Waste Free site so if it’s possible, please try to take your waste away with you. If you do need to use the bins provided, it makes all the difference if you take care to place your waste in the right bin, recycling as much as you can. In line with Four Winds’ waste minimisation policy, either bring your own glass or buy a plastic Four Winds goblet for your first drink and it can be refilled during the weekend – and taken home at the end of the weekend.

 

At the Wharf

Free Community concert At The Wharf, Easter Friday 3:00pm until 7:30pm

We are proud of our musicians, of our stunning natural environment and of the wisdom and hard work of our local fishermen that brought us all The Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf. We want to celebrate all three (and show it off to the visitors) by having a concert at the wharf - filling the space with beauty and surprise that let's us see our place in a whole new way. This free concert presented by Four Winds and the Bermagui Fisherman's Co-operative is a wonderful way to launch the Easter weekend Four Winds Festival and celebrate the joy of music.

Join us as we are welcomed to country at 3pm by the Yuin community and treated to a special dance performance by the Djaadjawan Dancers. At The Wharf will feature local musicians Melanie Horsnell and Kade Brown followed by headlining act Michelle Nicolle Quartet from Melbourne. Look out for special guests artists joining the Michelle Nicolle Quartet and the mystical sea creatures created by primary schools in the region.

 

6 Top Tips for a Fabulous Time...

  1. Stroll through the Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf and enjoy great music all afternoon. If you'd like to sit, BYO low to the ground chairs or rugs. No tables please. The roadway between the building and the water will be closed to cars.
  2. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from the food stalls. There'll be a sausage sizzle, run by Bermagui Preschool, a cake stall run by Bermagui Primary School as well as coffee and ice-cream. Bring your water bottle and refill for free, courtesy of Narooma Water.
  3. Please leave the parking space at the Wharf for people with limited mobility, artists and production. Everyone is encouraged to park legally around town and walk to the event. Please don't park in front of driveways, on footpaths or on bridges.
  4. The music starts at 3pm and the sun sets before it ends, so bring clothing for all weather.
  5. Are you going to the festival on Saturday and Sunday? Bring your festival tickets along and beat the queues by collecting your wristband on Friday afternoon at the wharf.  
  6. Look out for our volunteers in red to answer any of your questions.