Our second concert in 2018 will be on Sunday 15th of September atthe Graham Young Youth Theatre at Tauranga Boys College. Rehearsals for this concert will start soon, namely 27th of June. Registration for this concert is now closed, and new players will only be accepted by exception. If you wish to join the orchestra, you can do so for our first program of  2019. Registration for this will be open until early Feburary.

Repertoire for the September concert (subject to change):

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

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 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 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

25 June 2018