Warkworth Music

Warkworth Music is a local, non-profit group dedicated to bringing excellent, affordable musical performances to local audiences.
For more information visit www.warkworthmusic.org.nz

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Warkworth Music - Annual Membership 2024

Monday 1 January 2024
Support Warkworth Music - become a member and enjoy the benefit of reduced concert ticket prices. Annual Membership - $30 p.p. As a member you can purchase your concert ticket at the reduced price of $30 per ticket per concert (the regular ticket price is $40). Please note that the reduced price applies only to the ticket purchased for the named member. Membership Cards will be held at the Member's ticket desk for collection. For more information on the 2024 concert schedule, programmes and performers visit warkworthmusic.org.nz
All concerts will be held at Warkworth Town Hall
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Warkworth Music - Season Ticket 2024

Monday 1 January 2024
Purchase a Season Ticket and enjoy the benefits of annual membership and reduced concert ticket prices. Season Ticket 2024 - $205 p.p. A Season Ticket includes annual membership ($30) and tickets for all 7 concerts at the reduced price of $25 per concert (the regular ticket price is $40). Season tickets are transferable. Season Tickets will be held at the Member's ticket desk for collection. For more information on the 2024 concert schedule, programmes and performers visit warkworthmusic.org.nz
All concerts will be held at Warkworth Town Hall
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Andrew Joyce & Jian Lui

Saturday 15 June 2024
Showcasing music for cello and piano from the UK, China, and NZ, the virtuosic duo brings a colourful assortment of soundbites for the first half, followed by a larger Romantic sonata by Brahms for the latter half of the programme.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Henry Wong Doe

Saturday 3 August 2024
After 15 years making a name for himself abroad, concert pianist Henry Wong Doe undertakes a rare return to his homeland in 2024. He will perform a compelling programme of some of the great masterworks by Haydn, Chopin, Ginastera, and Mussorgsky, as well as a newly commissioned work by a New Zealand composer.
Warkworth Town Hall
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St Matthews Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 14 September 2024
St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra is delighted to be returning to Warkworth to perform their “Mozart Larks” concert, featuring two iconic works for Violin and Orchestra - Mozart’s ‘Concerto No 4’ and Vaughan William’s ‘Lark Ascending’ - with soloist Dr Lara Hall.
Warkworth Town Hall
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NZTrio

Sunday 20 October 2024
Brilliance and fearlessness shine in these impassioned and powerful works. Starting with Fanny Mendelssohn’s magnificent ‘Trio in D minor,’ we then move to the contemporary power of Joan Tower’s ‘Trio Cavany’, followed by a new commission from Kiwi composer Eva Bedggood. We conclude the musical odyssey with Ethel Smyth’s impassioned piano trio.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Dan Costa Quartet

Saturday 9 November 2024
Portuguese, Italian, British-born pianist Dan Costa has assembled an all-star band of New Zealand musicians who will showcase his original compositions and Latin influenced jazz piano style. Bringing his cutting-edge music to NZ, Dan will perform alongside some of the finest jazz musicians in the country – Bill Martin on tenor saxophone, Umar Zakaria on double bass, and Carl Woodward on drums.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Jade String Quartet

Saturday 18 May 2024
Auckland’s Jade String Quartet returns with a programme of sweet Mozart, stunning Schumann plus an exciting new work by NZ composer Janet Jennings based on the birdsong of extinct NZ birds. The quartet is comprised of Miranda Adams and Charmian Keay (violins), Robert Ashworth (viola) and James Yoo (cello).
Warkworth Town Hall
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Morton Trio & Friends

Sunday 7 April 2024
This is chamber music with orchestral scope, riveting from the opening notes with Dohnányi’s rich and exhilarating Sextet, followed by what is considered Penderecki’s finest chamber achievement—two majestic works that allow the six performers to showcase their virtuosic brilliance and musicality.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Calathea Quartet

Saturday 30 September 2023
The Calathea Quartet is a fresh new ensemble of dynamic musicians - Claudia Tarrant Matthews (violin), Eleanor Hill (violin), Martha Campbell (viola) and Haydn Wynn (cello) - who are fast gaining a reputation on the international scene. The programme includes Mozart's String Quartet no 21, Imogen Holst's Phantasy Quartet and Shostakovich's String Quartet no 5.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Akarana Piano Quartet

Saturday 26 August 2023
Award winning musicians Andrew Beer, violin, and Sarah Watkins, piano, are joined by colleagues from the APO - principal violist Robert Ashworth and sub-principal cellist Chen Cao. The programme includes Mozart's Piano quartet no 1, Frank Bridge's Phantasie Quartet and Dvorak's Piano Quartet no 2.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Ben Wilcock Quartet

Saturday 29 July 2023
This Wellington based quartet comprises some of Aotearoa's best known and most impressive jazz musicians - Ben Wilcock (piano), Tristan Carter (violin), Daniel Yeabsley (bass) and John Rae (percussion). As an ensmble these musicians deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity while staying true to their jazz roots. Expect impressive improvisations and refreshing new arrangements of jazz standards.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Menzies / Endres Duo

Saturday 1 July 2023
Renowned soloists Mark Menzies (violin and viola) and Michael Endres (piano) come together to perform cornerstone works of the violin and piano repertoire, Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata, Schubert's Rondo Brillant and Schnittke's Violin Sonata No. 2, plus a new work, Mono no aware, by Salina Fisher.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Stephen De Pledge

Sunday 28 May 2023
The internationally acclaimed New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge performs Bach’s G minor English Suite and Mozart’s dramatic Sonata in C minor. The programme also includes 12 new Etudes written by some of New Zealand’s most respected composers, the Sketches of Amy Beach and Manuel de Falla’s famous Ritual Fire Dance.
Warkworth Town Hall
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Les Voisins

Saturday 29 April 2023
Les Voisins (‘Neighbours’) comprises Justine Cormack (violin), James Bush (cello) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo & guitars). The programme is a journey through three centuries of French music from the Baroque to Ravel's impressionism and then on to the swing of guitarist Django Reinhardt and jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli with the “Hot Club de France”.
Warkworth Town Hall
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New Zealand String Quartet

Sunday 2 April 2023
The New Zealand String Quartet is New Zealand’s leading chamber ensemble, with a distinguished record of international touring success and a body of acclaimed recordings. With Helene Pohl (violin I), Monique Lapins (violin II), Gillian Ansell (viola) and Rolf Gjelsten (cello) the New Zealand String Quartet open Warkwoth Music's 2023 concert series with a programme that includes Schubert's "Rosamundi", Shostakovich's String Quartet no 1 and Haydn's "Emperor".
Warkworth Town Hall