Warkworth Music will host an eight event programme this year, including a special documentary screening at Matakana.
The society is presenting Crossing Rachmaninoff in June, which follows the Auckland-based pianist, Flavio Villani, as he prepares for his debut performance playing Rachmaninoff’s demanding Piano Concerto No 2.
Society publicity officer Gillian Fairhurst says it is especially exciting to have the film available just two weeks before a piano recital by Flavio Villani in the Warkworth Town Hall. Tickets will only be available from Warkworth Music.
The season concert programme begins this month with guitar duo Moller-Fraticelli playing Argentinian tangos, Chinese impressions and more at the Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth, on Sunday March 26, at 4pm.
The Jac, an exciting crossover jazz ensemble, featuring some of NZ’s finest musical talent, will play on Friday May 5, at Matakana Hall, and this is expected to be a sell-out show.
Later in the year, the programme will feature the Takiri Vocal Ensemble, featuring Anna Leese, who lived in Warkworth until recently, and the dynamic Xenia Pestova, who will present a piano recital.
Les Bons Vivants – a flute, harp and violin combination – will play at Ascension Winery in August, and the season will come to a resounding close with the Auckland Youth Orchestra playing in Warkworth Town Hall in October.
Gillian says Warkworth Music is a locally run organisation which has been bringing good music to the district for more than 40 years and still continues with its policy of allowing students free entry, and providing excellent concerts to all at affordable prices.
“We look forward to welcoming the public to our exciting and stimulating 2017 concerts,” Gillian says.
Full programme details can be found at warkworthmusic.org.nz