After a great trip to attend an NZSO concert in Hamilton in May, the YPT will have its first concert on 12th June 2021 at 4pm, at St Peters in the City on Spring Street (note this is not our usual concert venue!). The program for this concert:

Strauss: Fledermaus overture
Faure: Pavane
Bizet: Galop from Jeux d'Enfants
Brahms: Academic Festoverture
Mahler: Urlicht
Kodaly: Intermezzo from Harry Janos
Mozart: Nozze di Figaro (conducted by assistant conductor Hayden Butt)
Wagner: Tannhauser Suite
Chabrier: Habanera
Tchaikovsky: Finale from Symphony Symphony 5
Gregson Williams: Wonder Woman

Our second concert will be 25th of September, at the Graham Young Youth Theatre at Tauranga Boys College. Rehearsals for this concert will start 30th June, so if you are thinking of joining YPT for this concert, please make sure to contact us soon. The registration deadline for the 2nd concert is 16th of June.

The date of the Summer Orchestral Workshop has tentatively been set for 11/12 December.

If you are interested in helping out with the organisation of YPT, please contact us. We can alwaysuse an extra pair of hands!

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information about YPT, or indeed anything related to classical music: we're always happy to help.

The YPT team

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. After that, YPT settled into a routine of two well-attended concerts per year, mostly at the Graham Young Youth Theatre. In 2018, a concert was presented at the Performing Arts Centre of Otumoetai College, in collaboration with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia. In 2019, YPT participated in a weekend camp with three other youth orchestras of the North Island. Since that year, YPT organises yearly summer workshop weekends for current and prospective players.

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 City Silver Band Room on 10 Yatton Street.

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. For 2021 this has been set to $40 per player (one program) or $60 (two programs). Scholarships are avaible to cover these costs (check under Contact/Registration for application details).

For any information about the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga,contact us via the contact form (see upper right).

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

28 May 2021