Fourth Youth Mu­sic Fes­ti­val this Satur­day

The Tribune (NZ) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

As the 49th Manawatu Jazz Fes­ti­val gets un­der­way this week, so does an­other com­ple­men­tary mu­si­cal event. On Satur­day the Ro­tary Club of Palmer­ston North is host­ing the fourth an­nual Youth Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in city cafes.

Dur­ing the day from 10.30am, more than 150 stu­dents from 14 schools and mu­sic acad­e­mies will per­form for free at 11 city cafes and venues.

Ro­tar­ian and fes­ti­val con­venor, Mark Bux­ton says the event is a great op­por­tu­nity for bud­ding mu­si­cians to learn the art of pub­lic per­for­mance in front of ap­pre­cia­tive au­di­ences.

‘‘Each year this fes­ti­val of tal­ent gets big­ger and big­ger. All are wel­come to visit the par­tic­i­pat­ing cafes and en­joy free mu­sic from tal­ented stu­dents.’’

Ro­tary Club of Palmer­ston North pres­i­dent, Morva Crox­son is hop­ing peo­ple will take ad­van­tage of the venues on Satur­day to re­lax with great com­pany, cof­fee and food and ap­pre­ci­ate the up and com­ing mu­si­cians and their mu­sic.

There are pop, rock and jazz bands, cham­ber and clas­si­cal groups, en­sem­bles, choirs, trios, duos and solo acts. Plat­inum Rose is a pop band from Mon­rad In­ter­me­di­ate; Voic­es­tra, a choir from Ross In­ter­me­di­ate; Af­ter Ours is a rock band from St Peter’s Col­lege, while clas­si­cal groups No Frets and The Ac­ci­den­tals are from Stu­dio Marise McNeill.

Other young mu­si­cians are from Long­burn Adventist Col­lege, Palmer­ston North Girls’ High School, Carn­cot School, Hunt­ley School, Palmer­ston North In­ter­me­di­ate Nor­mal, Col­lege St Nor­mal, the Satur­day Morn­ing Mu­sic Class, and Manawatu Mu­si­cian Mak­ers.

Cafes and venues in­volved this year in­clude Atrium at The Plaza, Joe’s Garage, La Pa­tio at The Coach­man, Ru­mour Has It, Cafe Royale in Square Edge, and Bethany’s in The Square.

The pro­gramme is avail­able on the Ro­tary Youth Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Face­book page, in The Tri­bune, and at all par­tic­i­pat­ing cafes, venues and schools.

For fur­ther information, con­tact Mark Bux­ton 027 240 9435 or mark.bux­ton@in­spire.net.nz

Ben Fos­ter, Earla Mitchell, Danilo Her­rera-Tor­res, Ethan Col­lie from St Peter’s Col­lege group Af­ter Ours are among the up and com­ing young per­form­ers who will be tak­ing part in the an­nual Youth Mu­sic Fes­ti­val this Satur­day.

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