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Rising Stars 2021

Rising Stars 2021

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  • Sat 30 Oct, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College, 664 Cameron Rd, Tauranga


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $27.10
  • Senior: $25.05
  • 18 and under: $2.05

PLEASE NOTE COVID-19 INFORMATION: Tickets are currently limited because of Government restrictions on gatherings and the need for social distancing. More may be released later so if the concert appears 'Sold out' please check back later. There will be no door sales.

Bay of Plenty Symphonia's rescheduled 7th biennial Rising Stars finals concert features talented young musicians aged from 12 - 18 years. Five finalists from around the Bay of Plenty will perform their chosen piece accompanied by the orchestra and conducted by Justus Rozemond.

The orchestra opens the concert with Anton Bruckner’s appealing ‘Three Pieces for Orchestra’. Then the youngsters will compete for the title of Rising Star 2021:

- Grace Tak (cello): Lalo - Concerto in D minor
- Hannah Seo (recorder): Vivaldi - Concerto in G, ‘La Notte’
- Hayden Butt (clarinet): Debussy - Première Rhapsodie
- Pilgyu Chang (piano): Chopin - Concerto no 1 in E minor
- Yusuke Takahashi (double bass): Capuzzi - Concerto in D

Their performances will be judged by a panel of prestigious adjudicators: Emeritus Professor of Music, Peter Walls ONZM; Catherine Gibson, Chief Executive of Orchestras Central Trust; and Dr Rae de Lisle MNZM from the University of Auckland.

While the judges deliberate, the 2019 Bay of Plenty Symphonia Rising Stars winner, trombonist Leo Read, will perform Gaubert’s ‘Morceau Symphonique’, accompanied by the orchestra.

Winners will be announced and prizes presented by Hon. Jan TInetti, MP to conclude the evening’s entertainment.

This concert was postponed from 21 August because of the COVID outbreak. Please visit for updates.

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