On Sunday afternoon a large audience gathered in the Otumoetai College Hall to hear a concert given by Youth Philharmonic Tauranga (YTP) collaboratingwith the Bay of Plenty Symphoniawith music director Justus Rozemond.
The YPTwas formed in 2016. Youngmusicians aged 12-18 are given the opportunity to extend their musicianship by learning the fundamentals of orchestral playing.
Justus had chosen a challenging programme for the players who responded with admirable maturity and artistic skill to the differing styles and composers.
YPT opened the concert with the 1st movement of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, taking in their stride the brisk tempo Justus demanded. Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s (1859-1935) exotic colourful Procession of the Sardar came next with some stylish work from the brass section.
Debussy’s romantic Girl With