Windsong welcomes world-class artists

WINDSONG SERIES: Classical artists Andrew Haveron and Simon Tedeschi will perform at Four Winds on June 17 as part of their first Windsong Series performance.
WINDSONG SERIES: Classical artists Andrew Haveron and Simon Tedeschi will perform at Four Winds on June 17 as part of their first Windsong Series performance.

Four Winds’ artistic director and acclaimed classical accordion player, James Crabb, has arranged three incredible concerts as part of this year’s Windsong Series.

The concerts will bring leading, international artists to the region and are expected to warm hearts during the winter months.

Mr Crabb said he was excited about the talent showcase that would soon come to the Bermagui performance space.

“I’m so pleased that we will be welcoming these six exceptional artists across the three concerts which make up the 2018 Windsong Series,” Mr Crabb said.

“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.”

The first performance of the series will bring two of Four Winds’ great friends back to the region – Simon Tedeschi on piano and Andrew Haveron on violin – who will be performing a stunning program of romantic music.

Haveron, who is the 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.

Their June 17 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.

The second performance in the Windsong Series will welcome pianist Joyce Yang from the United States for her first full Australian recital tour. Her July 7 performance will involve a recital of works by Chopin, Debussy and Grieg.

The third show, on August 19, will bring virtuosic recorder player Genevieve Lacey to perform in collaboration with Lars Ulrik Mortensen on harpsichord and Jane Gower on baroque bassoon for a program exploring music from the Baroque period from such fine composers as Handel, Vivaldi and Teleman.

  • WHAT: Four Winds’ 2018 Windsong Series.
  • WHEN: Sunday, June 17. 2.30pm-4.30pm.
  • WHERE: Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds, Barraga Bay.
  • TICKETS: Visit fourwinds.com.au or call 6493 3366. Children 16 and under free.

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