Warkworth Music has an exciting programme of seven concerts and two other musical events for 2018.
The date and vernue are still to be confirmed, but after our annual A.G.M. we will be entertained by a Haydyn Trio for piano, violin and cello so be sure to attend the meeting to have your say and enjoy the music.
In September or October we will host an extra concert by world-class performers from the Auckland Opera Studio. This is not part of the subscription series and the content and date are still to be set, so more details of this event will follow in due course.
Information about some of our concerts is still rather limited and more will be added as it becomes available.
Warkworth Music is a local group dedicated to providing affordable, top class classical musical performances at local venues which are easily accessible. It began life as The Rodney Music Club over 40 years ago with the object of stimulating interest in and appreciation of music by arranging a series of concerts each year. Introducing young people to classical music has always been one of its aims and it remains so today. In 1996 the Club was renamed Warkworth Music Society and nowadays it goes under the simpler title of Warkworth Music. Its committee arranges a subscription series of varied genres ranging from chamber music to jazz and during the year some extra events may be advertised to our membership. At all our concerts the performers are of a very high calibre and often have international experience.
Warkworth Music has its own Yamaha concert grand piano, which is well regarded by pianists. Until the middle of 2017 the piano had been stored at Mahurangi College but now that the restoration of the Warkworth Town Hall has been completed we have a permanent home for it at last. Other venues we use are The Belfry at Ascension Wine Estate, the Old Masonic Hall in Warkworth and the Matakana Village Hall. At all venues audiences are much closer to the musicians than in a large hall, giving a different and special experience, and very often performers are available to talk to audience members after the performance. Although it is accurate at time of publication, information on this website is subject to change and Warkworth Music reserves the right to change programme content or artists without prior notice.