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Thank you

It’s been a week since the festival, and our Committee and Volunteers are busily reporting, gathering data and finalising all the administration that goes into organising the festival.

Thank you for your continued support of the festival. We are delighted to bring you world-class events right here in Woodend.

To continue our work, we invite you to consider making a tax-deductible donation before 30th June. Again, thank you for your support.

Sold Out & Selling Fast

SOLD OUT:

  • Piers Lane, Hommage a Chopin;
  • Viva Voce, Vino;
  • Advance Australia Where?

SELLING FAST:

  • Kreisler & Rachmaninov;
  • Schubert’s Trout Quintet;
  • Poetry Slam;
  • Mozart & Haydn Saturday;
  • The Art of the Oud;
  • Viennese Classicism for Four Strings;
  • Vivaldi L’estro armonico Saturday.

2018 Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Award Winners

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival is delighted to announce that we were the recipients of two categories in the Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards – Excellence in Tourism and Excellence in Not For Profit categories.

Thank you to all for your support and acknowledgement. We thank the sponsors of these two awards – Bendigo Bank and Milton Collins Action Coach – as well as all the other sponsors of the awards.

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Change of line-up for two events

EMAIL SENT TO TICKET HOLDERS ON 30/5/18
Dear ticket holders
We write to advise of a change of lineup to two events, which you have one or more tickets for.
Pietro Roffi has advised us that he is unable to travel from Italy to the Festival and sadly has to withdraw from the Festival this year.
In the meantime we have been able to make alternative arrangements for these two performances.
TWO MAD ITALIANS – We have Salvatore Greco on accordion who will join Davide Monti on violin in a fun-filled hour of musical jesting! Salvatore Greco has been performing and honing his skills as an accordionist since his childhood in Italy. He plays in a number of Melbourne-based ensembles, including Italian traditional music combo Bella Ciao and French bands La Mauvaise Reputation and Nuit Blanche. He has a special expertise in traditional Italian and European folk music and the gypsy waltzes much loved by accordionists the world over.
FESTIVAL FINALE DINNER – we have secured four upcoming Opera stars from Victoria Opera and the Melba Trust. They will present an evening of well-known opera classics, Gilbert & Sullivan and some surprises!
We are thrilled that we have been able to secure quality performers at this late stage. We hope you will keep your booking and enjoy the new lineup for these events.
For more information please see the website for these events.
Looking forward to seeing you at Festival 2018.
Woodend Winter Arts Festival Committee