Looking ahead at 2020
We just finished a very succesful orchestra workshop in the Waikato University building downtown Tauranga, where 34 young players worked hard to prepare a performance of three pieces for an appreciative audience of friends and family.
We are now preparing for next year. Our first concert 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. Registrations for YPT are now open, with the primary registration deadline set at 7th of February 2020. After this date, it will be as needed only, and seating will have been decided. To register, 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).
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!
Do enjoy your Christmas break and see you next year!
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:
YPT Music Director
16 December 2019