Past Events

Sunday 13 October 2019

Recorder player Kevin Kim returns to Whittakers to ‘Go for Baroque’ with a small but lively entourage to play Baroque Music from France, Germany and more.

Sunday 15 September 2019

Bright Skies, with Cathy Irons and Flavio Villani

Sunday 07 July 2019

‘Portrayals’ Ya-Ting Liou offers an eclectic piano programme, including Couperin’s exquisite Le rossignol en amour, Farr’s evocative Horizon from Owhiro Bay, Beethoven’s epic Eroica Variations, Paderewski’s otherworldly Nocturne, Volodos’s ingenious transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, and Liszt’s eloquent Dante Sonata.

Sunday 2 June 2019

Anatolia-AotearoaBarkin Sertkaya performs classical guitar in a unique program that features New Zealand and Turkish composers. This concert is touring throughout the country at over twenty different venues, and has proved very popular with audiences

Sunday 5 May 2019

‘Schumann-Boulanger-Beach’ Concert celebrating prominent female composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, by Gemma Lee and Dr. Charlotte Francis (violin/piano).

Sunday 14 April 2019

Join us for a community event in the Artworks Courtyard, to celebrate the arrival of an alpine horn to the Museum’s collection, and experience ‘The Sound of Switzerland’ courtesy of fifteen members of the Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group, with alphorn music and yodeling. Entry by koha.

Sunday 17 March 2019

‘Journey through Music’ The wonderful violin/piano duo of Kent and Shauno Isomura, the Isomura Brothers, return to Whittaker’s to take us on a journey of sound.

Sunday 24 February 2019

‘Summer Winds’ Five highly accomplished Auckland-based wind players formed the Manawa Wind Quintet out of a desire to explore the rich repertoire for the wind quintet, and to share a variety of pieces of differing styles and genres with audiences.

Sunday 20 January 2019

‘Waiheke Moods’ Local favourites and top performers Paul Harrop, Joe Harrop and Chris Orange with their own jazz/classical blend which lovers of both genres will enjoy.

Sunday 6 January 2019

‘From Bach to The Beatles’ Concert by Zbigniew and Izabela Slomian (violin/piano)

Ariane’s weekly French singing group, Wednesdays 6-7pm, from 20 February to 1 May 2019

Do you want to improve your French in a musical way? Do you plan to go to France soon? Welcome to Whittaker’s Music Museum every Wednesday evening from 6-7pm to sing with the group, improve your French and meet other Francophiles. Songs from the 80s, 90s… some good French hits !!
Open to everybody, children, adults, French speaker or not!
$10/session. Come along on Wednesdays to have the chance to sing like a French star!!

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