Rising stars ready to perform in Tauranga

Six young musicians who are hoping to carry off the title of Rising Star 2019, are busy putting the final touches to their musical item.

This Sunday at Baycourt they will be competing in Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s sixth Rising Stars concert.  

Symphonia Committee member Maggie Gething says the two-yearly competition gives secondary school musicians a chance to showcase their talents, and has been very popular with local audiences over the years.

The finalists will perform a concerto movement accompanied by the orchestra and conducted by Justus Rozemond.

Music ranging from Mozart up to mid 20th century provides plenty of variety, with woodwind, brass, piano and string instruments all represented on the programme. 

The performances will be judged by a panel of renowned musicians from around New Zealand, and prizes will be presented by the Mayor of Tauranga, Greg Brownless.

Among the performers are Tauranga school students Huang Yu Li (piano), James Robinson (trumpet), Hayden Butt (clarinet) and Sarah Lee (violin).  

"All are very excited about the competition and looking forward to the great opportunity to perform with an orchestra before a live audience. 

"Tickets for under 18s are only $2 – so the students should have plenty of support from their friends."

The event will get underway at 3.30pm on Sunday.

TICKETS via,  phone 0800 842 538, or at Baycourt Box Office.

Adult $24; Senior $22; 18yrs and under $2.    Service fees will apply.

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