A Lee Switzer photographic portfolio: Justus Rozemond, Conductor


In addition to the articles we wrote about Justus Rozemond and the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga, we promised a portfolio of images taken by ARTbop photographer Lee Switzer during Rozemond’s interview with ARTbop’s Rosemary Balu at Le Chat Noir cafe, Greerton, Tauranga. 

Rozemond is the Conductor of both the Bay of Plenty Symphonia and the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga – they are separate and contained orchestral entities.   And now here are the engaging and diverse images of Justus Rozemond captured in conversation…..
































ARTbop and Lee Switzer thank Justus Rozemond for his time and co-operation in creating this portfolio of images.  The images have been selected for publication by the photographer, Lee Switzer.


Lee Switzer: Lee is a regular contributor to ARTbop – photo essays, articles and poetry. Lee is multi-talented producing sought-after images of local artists and exhibitions. He has been an archival photographer around Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty for some years – the details of this body of work are below. You can find examples of Lee’s contributions in our ARTbop WORDS archive.  And watch this space – we’ve just received another contribution in Lee’s series of short stories – Chance Encounters – coming soon.

More photos by Lee Switzer
at http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/en/tauranga_city_libraries_history/topics/show/2538-article-index-lee-switzer





Sunday 3rd September 2017, 3:30pm at Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys’ College
Duration 2 hours approx.

This Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 3.30pm at the Graham Young Theatre, Tauranga Boys’ College, Justus will have under the baton the finalists in the BOP Symphonia’s Rising Stars Competition.  The Symphonia website says:-  

“The finals concert of our popular biennial competitions for talented secondary school level performers and composers.  The concert will feature performances by the six finalists in the Rising Stars Concerto Competition.  The orchestra will also perform the winning Rising Stars composition.

The concert will conclude with the presentation of prizes by the Mayor of Tauranga, Mr Greg Brownless.

Our performers

  • Rosa Hook (Rotorua): Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto no. 2
  • Loredana Kint (Tauranga): Mozart’s Flute Concerto no. 2
  • Elliott Lee (Tauranga): David’s Concertino for Trombone
  • Mei Hei Luk (Tauranga): Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 1
  • Leo Read (Taneatua): Bourgeois’s Concerto for Trombone
  • James Robinson (Tauranga): Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto

Shamus Baker from Rotorua is the winner of this year’s Rising Stars Composition Competition. The orchestra will perform his piece ‘Skylines’.

While the adjudicators consider their verdict, the audience will be entertained by pianist Soomin Kim, winner of the 2015 Rising Stars Concerto Competition.

Sunday 3rd September 2017, 3:30pm at Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys’ College
Duration 2 hours approx.

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