What’s On? Rising Stars Concert

Justus Rozemond will be conducting the orchestra at this afternoon’s Rising Stars concert. Supplied photo.

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to the first Sunday of spring.

Feels good to say that, doesn't it?

Unfortunately, the weather hasn't yet caught up with this seasonal change, with some heavy downpours and cold nights these past couple days. Today the forecast high is 16 degrees, with an overnight low of six degrees – so still wrap up warm.

This afternoon Bay of Plenty Symphonia's fifth Rising Stars concert will be entertaining Tauranga audiences. Designed to provide an opportunity for secondary school musicians to showcase their talents, the biennial competition has proved very popular with locals over the years.

This year, six finalists from around the Bay of Plenty will each perform a concerto movement accompanied by the orchestra and conducted by Justus Rozemond. Music ranging from Haydn and Mozart up to 20th century composers provides plenty of variety, with woodwind, brass and string instruments all represented on the programme.

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

The concert is at 3.30pm at the Graham Young Youth Centre, Tauranga Boys' College. Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for members/friends of BOP Symphonia, or $5 for 18yrs and under. Door sales will be available if not sold out prior.

For more events, check out What's On below:

WHAT'S ON – Sunday, September 3:

A Course In Miracles

Apply Miracle principles from this life transforming course. 50 First Ave 12:30-2:30 Koha. RSVP Txt 021 0274 2502

Athenree Homestead and Refreshment Rooms

Visit the beautiful Athenree Homestead and Refreshment Rooms in the old Athenree Station. Open 12-3pm. 360 Athenree Road, Athenree. www.athenreehomestead.org.nz

Bible Seminars

Sunday 1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: “The book of Genesis- Bible Genealogies” Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

Czech and Slovak Club Tauranga

Czech School and Playgroup 10-12noon, Tauranga Boys College, Devonport Rd, guests welcome!

Healing with OEFT

Sickness healed at emotional level.Grindz Cafe 50 First Ave 12:30 coffee. 1-2:30 Practise Optimal Emotional Freedom. Koha. RSVP txt 021 027 42502 www.eventspronto.co.nz/meaningfullife

Farmers Market - Mount Mainstreet

Held every Sunday 9-1pm rain or shine! Right in the middle of Mount Mainstreet at Phoenix Car Park, Maunganui Rd. www.mountmainstreet.nz

Fathers' Day Mini-Putt Competition

Come & join Arataki-Omanu Scout Group for Father's Day Mini-Putt Competition at Omanu School 1-4pm. Loads of prizes. Contact 021 441 834

Gate Pa Junior Tennis

Pre season open days at club today & 10th Sept with free coaching. 5-7yrs 9:30am, 8-10yrs 10:30am, 11+yrs 11:30am. Raquets available. Graeme 576 5178, 0274 520 600

Historic Village Market

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday monthly 8-12noon, wet or fine. Inquiries: hvm@lionsclubs.org.nz A Bethlehem TePuna Lions Club Project.

Introduction to Buddhism classes

Join us for a ten week course based on the DVD “Discovering Buddhism”. Facility donation/Koha of $5 gratefully received. Email buddhismbop@gmail.com for details.

Merchant Marine Commemoration Day

Join us today, 2pm, Sulphur Point to commemorate valiant Merchant Marines who died in WW2. Afternoon Tea at Tauranga Yacht Club follows. All welcome!

Psychic Café

Spiritual & Healing Centre, The Psychic Cafe. Greerton Community Hall. Doors open 6:45pm starts 7:05pm. Entry $10 then everything free (Refreshments, Psychics, Healers). Ph 578 7205 www.psychiccafe.nz

Quakers in Tauranga

In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk 544 0448 www.quaker.org.nz

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Sundays and Thursday 1:30pm, at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa, sailing ELECTRON yachts for fun. Adult Beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Rising Stars 2017 Concert

BOP Symphonia's fifth Rising Stars competitions. Finals concert 3:30pm at Tauranga Boys College. Tickets via iTICKET or at the door unless sold out.

Tauranga Organ/Keyboard Society

Carmel Country Estate Social Centre, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti 1:30pm. Listen/play the Organ &/or the Clavinova. Contact June 574 2204.

The New Zealand Mulimpia

At Tauranga Boys' College from 9am. Open to the public. Come along & see what it's all about.



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