Yarragon Studio Festival returns with a Winter Feast of music & food

by | Jul 3, 2024

The Yarragon Studio Festival is set to mesmerise audiences once again this winter with its highly anticipated ‘Winter Feast’, taking place on Sunday, August 4th. Promising an unforgettable blend of Australian artists, delicious cuisine, and fine wines from the Gippsland region, this event invites guests to indulge in a day of cultural richness and culinary delight.

A highlight of this year’s festival is the chamber music sensation, Reeds Bending, a quintet united by their mastery of reed instruments featuring musicians Niels Bijl (saxophone), Matthew Kneale (bassoon), Rachel Bullen (oboe), Jorja Withall (clarinet) and Mitchell Berick (bass clarinet). Their repertoire will span the works of JS Bach and Claude Debussy to contemporary composers like Marc Mellits, promising a journey through diverse musical landscapes.

Joining them on stage will be the acclaimed mezzo soprano Dimity Shepherd and versatile artist Richard Piper, known for his contributions across acting, composing, and voice artistry. The Yarragon Studio Festival aims to celebrate artistic excellence in a setting that embraces both creativity and community spirit.

Adding to the sensory experience is the culinary prowess of Tanya Bertino and Anton Eisenmenger from the Long Paddock in Lindenow, East Gippsland. With a background in Europe’s renowned restaurants, they promise a gastronomic journey that complements the festival’s artistic offerings.

The menu will be paired with wines curated by Ryan Ponsford, winner of the 2022 Young Gun of Wine, and feature Savagnin, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, and Syrah varieties from his label, Entropy Wine.

Yarragon Studio Festival includes access to three concerts, afternoon tea, and supper with wine – a comprehensive package offering a full day of enriching experiences.

Yarragon Winter Feast celebrates the arts through a series of seasonal events, bringing together top-tier artists and culinary talents in the scenic town of Yarragon. With a commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement, the festival aims to create memorable experiences that resonate with audiences. With each event aiming to foster cultural engagement and appreciation within the picturesque setting of Yarragon, setting a stage where music, art, and culinary arts converge.

https://www.yarragonstudio.com.au/festival

August 4, 2024

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