On 25th of May, the YPT played a great concert in front of a sell-out (well, the concert was free....) crowd at the Graham Young Youth Theatre.

While the players are taking a well-earned break, preparations are in full swing for our own second concert of the year. This will be Saturday 28th of September, also at the Graham Young Youth Theatre at Tauranga Boys' College, at 4 pm. It will be another free entry concert!

The program for this second concert (subject to change!):

  • Brahms: Symphony 4, 3rd mvmt
  • Beethoven: Symphony 6, 5th mvmt
  • Rimsky Korsakov: Antar Symphony 2, 3rd mvmt
  • Handel: Water Music suite no 2
  • Sibelius: Valse Triste
  • Mozart: Symphony 40, fourth movement
  • Dvorak: New World Symphony 1st mvmt
  • Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
  • Stravinsky: Firebird Finale
  • Adams: John Philip Sousa

The first rehearsal for the second concert will be 24th of July, at our regular rehearsal venue on Yatton Street. Registration for new players for this concert has now closed, but in some cases, we can still place players, so if you are interested in playing with us, please submit a registration form, which you can find under "REGISTRATION" at the top-right of this page.

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 and 2018, the 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.

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 2018).

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

1 July 2019