Youth Philharmonic Tauranga

YPT in 2018

In 2018 we will again have TWO concert series in the year.

The first concert will be on Sunday (!) 27th of May at Otumoetai College. There will be a rehearsal afternoon the day before, Saturday, 26th of May. Apart from that, we will have regular Wednesday rehearsals as normal (7-9pm), starting 28th of February (no rehearsals during the April school holidays).

Details about registration criteria and how to register can be found under "Registration" at the top right. If you've played with us in 2017, you only need to send us an e-mail, there'll be no need to register again. (Re)registration will close at 7th of February. At this stage seating will be determined, so make sure you register (or confirm) in time. After this date we will only accept registrations "as needed".

The first concert will be a joint concert with the adult orchestra Bay of Plenty Symphonia ( Both orchestras will play a short program on their own, and then there will be a few items as a joint (nice and big!) orchestra.

The YPT program (subject to change):

  • Mozart -- Jupiter Symphony (1st mvmt)
  • Ippolitov-Ivanov -- Procession of the Sardar
  • Debussy -- Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • Farquhar -- Ring around the moon (few movements)
  • Tchaikovksy -- Finale from Symphony 2

Items YPT and BOPS together:

  • Berlioz -- March to the Scaffold
  • Mahler -- Symphony 3: Finale
  • Badelt -- Pirates of the Carribean

The second concert will be on Saturday 15th of September, with rehearsals starting on 27th of June (no rehearsals during July school holidays). Most details of this concerts are yet to be decided.

About the YPT

After being without a youth orchestra for two decades, Tauranga saw the birth of the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga during a symphonic workshop in October 2016. In 2017, the YPT presented two complete and well attended concerts at the Graham Young Youth Theatre.

The Music Director and main conductor is Justus Rozemond, who also conducts the Bay of Plenty Symphonia

Information for new players

The YPT holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evening (7-9pm at the Historic Village). Note that rehearsal attendance is compulsory (but there are no rehearsalsduring school holidays). If you are interested in playing with us, do make sure to contact us, ideally using the registration form you can find on this web-site (top right).

There is a  subscription payable ($20 per player per programme in 2017).

For any information about the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga,contact us via

The presence of a youth orchestra in town is vital for the artistic health of Tauranga, so please support us in any way you can!

We REALLY, REALLY appreciate the support of our various sponsors:

Justus Rozemond

YPT Music Director

8 December 2017