On Good Friday, Festival musicians will appear in pop-up performances around Bermagui before the free concert on the Dickinson Oval in the evening from 7pm performing in a large Festival jam with other festival musicians. The feel good Brazilian popular folk music genre called Choro will bring a joyous and uplifting end to the evening. This is a free concert for the whole community highlighting the array of festival artists From there the festival locates itself at the Four Winds venue just south of Bermagui.
Saturday at Sound Shell is a journey from Indigenous music to the voice of the missions; from Vivaldi to the middle east. One high point will be the performance of Ayre by South American composer Golijov. Guy Noble will introduce the work, which features instruments rarely seen in the concert hall and united by a solo soprano Emma Pearson. This performance will bring together many of the festival artists in one collaboration.
Sunday begins gently with early vocal music performed by Australia’s only professional choir, The Song Company. Performances of favourite composers like Part and Haydn will follow. Damian Barbeler’s Eucalyptus is another highlight. The final performance in the Sound Shell will be the familiar The Three Dancers by celebrated Australian composers Elena Kats-Chernin.
There are also two Youth Program activities on Easter Friday and Easter Sunday. Physicality, Percussion and Performance, with renowned circus performer, Sam Thomas on Friday. On Sunday, under the guidance of composer Holly Harrison, they can create a Sonic Postcard using new technologies to create original digital works. Young people up to the age of 16 can attend the Festival for free – simply let the organisers know they are coming by booking their free ticket via the website. There are two options for getting to the Sound Shell Saturday and Sunday events:
1. Catch a free bus from the Bermagui Country Club. Bookings essential.
2. Drive. Parking is available on-site for $10 per car. Bookings essential.
Bookings for the bus or the car parking can be made on-line via the 'book now' links: fourwinds.com.au
More information, bookings, and program: fourwinds.com.au