Warkworth Music has an exciting programme of seven concerts for 2018.
After our Annual General Meeting we were entertained by a Haydyn Trio for piano, violin and cello and enjoyed tasty snacks after the beautiful music.
We had planned to present an additional concert featuring some perforners from Auckland Opera Studio but owing to the singers' commitments and scheduling difficulties we have unfortunately not been able to finalise those plans, but we will try again later.
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.