FOUR WINDS FESTIVAL | MARCH 24-27 2016


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Four Winds Open Day

11am-3pm, Saturday 10 October 2015, Nature's Concert Hall. Free event.

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A jam-packed day of music, community and a showcase of the exciting new direction Four Winds is moving in.

Come along and enjoy:

- Our fabulous Artistic Director, Paul Dean, will be launching the 2016 Festival program and ticket sales with one of his beautiful clarinet performances!

- Site tours of the Native Species Arboretum with botanist Stuart Cameron

- the fantastic results of our 'Grow and Flourish' campaign including performances by local school kids as a result of the National Music Teacher Mentorship Program, and a showcasing of the Windsong Pavilion's live streaming capabilities with a live-streamed event.

- Performances by the Australian National Acadamy of Music (ANAM) Artists-in-Residence

- A pop-up performance by Australia's pre-eminent new music ensemble, Ensemble Offspring

There will also be amazing Indigenous dancers, workshops and fun kids activities!

Bring a picnic! The Festival site has lots of gorgeous grounds to sit and enjoy the natural setting, close to all the action of the day! A sausage sizzle and drinks and coffee will be available for purchase.


Zephyrs Presents: The Vampires

Sunday 11 October 2015, 2pm, Windsong Pavilion

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"Zephyrs Jazz invites you to our next concert, which will feature a band that Lloyd Swanton (of ‘The Necks’, ‘The Catholics’ and ‘The Alister Spence Trio’) has described as ‘an absolute must-have for festivals anywhere in the world’.

We agree. And we also think that The Vampires will be a perfect follow-on from our last (and sold-out) concert. So to be sure, get your tickets early, or at least mark the date in your diaries, for another of our Sunday afternoons of the best of contemporary Australian jazz heard live in a truly excellent Far South Coast performance space."

Vale Neilma Gantner

Four Winds Founder, Believer, Wayfarer

1922-2015

Click here to read Four Winds tribute to Neilma Gantner, June 2015

Click here to read Daily Review tribute to Neilma Gantner, July 10 2015

Four Winds appoints David Francis as Executive Director

David Francis says ‘I am delighted to be joining Four Winds where I will help lead this dynamic organisation into its next exciting chapter. '

Originally from the UK, David has built his career developing and nurturing organisations across the arts sector. David moved to Australia in 2014 to take up the position of General Manager of Sydney  Philharmonia Choirs Limited.

On commencing with Four Winds in mid-September, David expects to move to the Bermagui region, together with his partner and their two Whippets."

Read more about David’s appointment

Take a look at the 2014 Four Winds Festival

A beautiful overview of the festival, including behind the scenes interviews with Italian cellist, Giovanni Sollima.
Created by Bill Brown. This film runs for 22 minutes.

We have so much to show you, and a sublime program to make your heart sing.

2014 Program

Outstanding national and international artists performing new and old music from around the world.

Four Winds Artists

Read about food & wine, directions, parking, childcare, disabled facilities and more.

Festival Information

Roo sextet having a pre-show nibble at the Windsong Pavilion
Photo by: Robert Tacheci


Windsong Pavilion interior
Photo by: Robert Tacheci

NATURE'S CONCERT HALL

Four Winds Festival is more than just exquisite music. It’s more than just a gathering of some of the finest musicians from around the world.

It’s also about a very special place we call Nature’s Concert Hall; 30 acres of open and wooded parkland, an open-air amphitheatre with grassed tiers that drop gently down to a stage framed by a lake that reflects the changing colours of the sky and is home to the frogs that sing along.

The new Windsong Pavilion, a purpose-built indoor recital hall, is now ready and available for year-round events and performances. The completion of the Windsong Pavilion and the Sound Shell marks a new beginning for Four Winds and the opportunity for us to secure our place in Australia’s musical life and identity.

The site will become an important centre for our community, the region and beyond, where world-class cultural events will play out against the backdrop of our beautiful surroundings.


Venue for Hire: Four Winds Festival Site

Core to Four Winds aim is to make the Nature's Concert Hall site at Barragga Bay, including the indoor Windsong Pavilion and the outdoor Sound Shell venues, a place to celebrate community, culture, arts, performance and entertainment whilst contributing to the greater good of the region and the music landscape in Australia and the world. 

Four more information regarding the hire of one or more Four Winds venues please contact the Four Winds Venue Hire Team on venuehire@fourwinds.com.au or ph. +61 02 6493 3414.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Regional Development Australia Fund, Festivals Australia, and the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.