YPT concert on 15 September

Our second concert in 2018 will be on Saturday 15th of September at the Graham Young Youth Theatre at Tauranga Boys College. The concert will start at 4pm. Entry is free, and there is not ticketing system, so make sure you come early enough to secure a (good) seat! (contact us on info@ypt.co.nzif you have special needs, such as wheelchair access).

The concert program:

  • Rachmaninov - Vocalise
  • Bizet - March from Carmen
  • Bruckner - 3rd mvmt of Symphony 7
  • Saint-Saens - Bachanale
  • Beethoven - Egmong Overture
  • Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier
  • Mozart - Symphony 40
  • Dvorak Slavonic Dances
  • (and we might play some Game of Thrones)

This is the second and final concert of the year. We have started preparation for the first concert next year. Registration for new players will close early February, so make sure to contact us in time if you are interested in joining.

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. In 2018, one concert was presented at the Performing Arts Centre of Otumoetai College, in collaboration with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia. The second concert will be held 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 rehearsals during 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 2018).

For any information about the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga,contact us via info@ypt.co.nz.

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

3 September 2018