First concert in 2020 coming up

Preparation for our first concert in full swing. It will be on 7th of June 2020 at Otumoetai College. Just like in 2018, we will be performing together with Bay of Plenty Symphonia, performing some works together, and some as just YPT. The full programme (subject to change):

Pieces played as YPT only:
Mozart - Overture the Abduction from the Seraglio
Gounod - Judex
Weill - Three movements from the Three Penny Opera
Copland - Variations on a Shaker melody
Brahms - Ballade no 2

Pieces played with BoPS:
Shostakovich - Finale from Symphony 5
Khachaturian - Adagio from Spartacus
Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the opera

Player registration for this concert is closed, but you can contact us if you are interested in playing in our second concerts (see below). To register for that, check the registration information at the menu item at the top right, where you can also download the form. It's always a good idea to talk to your teacher first about your intentions. Of course, don't hesitate to e-mail us if you have questions (use the contact form on this web-site if needed).

Our second concert will be on 19th of September 2020 at the  Graham Young Youth Theatre (Tauranga Boys), with rehearsals starting in June/July. We are also planning another "informal" workshop in December like last year, which is also suitable for new players who are getting close to joining YPT proper.

If you are interested to be involved in YPT organisation, please contact us, as I'm sure we can use an extra pair of hands!

See you soon!

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. In the next three years, YPT presented two complete and well attended concerts at the Graham Young Youth Theatre, except for one concert in 2018, which 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. In that same year, a summer workshop weekend was organised for regular  and prospective YPT 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 ($20 per player per programme in 2019).

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

12 March 2020