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Four Winds presents: SONGBIRDS by Ensemble Offspring

Four Winds is thrilled to announce an intimate concert performance of SONGBIRDS by Ensemble Offspring (trio) on Saturday 23rd July, at Barragga Bay. Time: 3.30pm for Tilba Cheese and wine, for 4pm performance.

Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes OAM, flautist Lamorna Nightingale and clarinettist Jason Noble make up the visiting trio described as thrilling and virtuosic.

Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks, uniting the most innovative instrumentalists in Australia to explore new ideas through living new music.

The trio will perform its acclaimed program ‘Songbirds’ in a late afternoon concert in the stunning Windsong Pavilion.

‘Songbirds’ features an array of original chamber works by nature’s own composers, butcherbirds, blackbirds, lorikeets, frogs and flamingos, with a little help from eight Australian composers and the three Ensemble Offspring instrumentalists.

Capturing the calls and songs of Australian birds in a plethora of new works by Australian composers, ‘Songbirds’ is a journey into the sounds of nature with the magical calls of pied butcherbirds of the red centre, virtuosic avian displays and indigenous musical perspectives on these beguiling creatures of the sky.

The familiar calls and songs of these feathered creatures morph into surprising and bewitching chamber jewels for flute, clarinet and percussion.

Gabrielle Waters of Four Winds says “it is a real treat for local audiences to have these stellar musicians join us here on the coast. Such an exciting trio, performing these fascinating pieces surrounded by our Barragga Bay spotted gums … it will be a joyful experience.”

Four Winds invites all to celebrate the breathtaking virtuosity of birdsong with this array of original Australian chamber works.

There will be free pop-up events taking place around the Bermagui township featuring this outstanding trio, including at the Bermagui Beach Hotel – keep in touch via Four Winds’ Social Media.

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