Free Concert! Saturday July 29th, 2017 – 7:30pm
The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Tong Chen, presents a free outdoor concert in Yonker’s beautiful Untermyer Park. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs to this event that takes place on a grass amphitheater area.
- Bernstein: “West Side Story” Overture
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, Movt I: Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo (F major)
- Copland: Buckaroo Holiday from “Rodeo”
- Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485, Movt I: Allegro
- Copland: “Appalachian Spring:” Doppio movimento (Simple Gifts)
- Delius: 2 Pieces for Small Orchestra No. 1: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
- Delibes: Flower Duet from “Lakme”
Jin-Xiang Jx Yu, soprano & Jennifer Russo, soprano
- Puccini: La Bohème: “Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì”
Jin-Xiang Jx Yu, soprano
- Dvořák: Rusalka, Op. 114: Song: “Song to the Moon” (“Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém”)
Jennifer Russo, soprano
- R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Trio
Jin-Xiang Jx Yu, soprano, Kat Liu, mezzo & Jennifer Russo, soprano
- Tchakovsky: “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Thank you Westchester Community Foundation!
The Yonkers Philharmonic Presents Free Concerts at Saunders Trade and Technical High School 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, N.Y.
Concerts made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the City of Yonkers and Mayor Mike Spano, Westchester County Government, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino, The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, the East Yonkers Rotary Club, Westchester Community Foundation, Westchester Guardian, WVOX, and loyal patrons of the arts. This project was also made possible by the Yonkers Cultural Initiative grant program of the Westchester Arts Council, which is made possible by Westchester County Board of Legislators.
The orchestra continues to remember with great fondness and admiration of our past Maestro James Sadewhite. The orchestra fondly remembers previous conductors Pasquale Pistone and Jerome Sala.
Donations in memory of Maestro Sadewhite, Maestro Sala, or Maestro Pistone to the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra can be made by sending a check to:
Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra or FAOS
P. O. Box 705
Please become a supporter of the orchestra and make your donation today.
Or better yet – consider being a sustaining benefactor and committing to donate over the next three years. Doing this makes financial planning much easier for us as we have a better understanding of what contributions will be coming in each year.
All donations are greatly appreciated – thank you for your continued support!
This season is made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government
ArtsWestchester Community Service Award
Established in 1965 as the Council for the Arts in Westchester, we are New York State’s largest private, not-for-profit service organization, working to ensure the availability and accessibility of the arts for all of the county’s residents. In 1975, we were named by Westchester County government as the County’s designated arts council and we became one of several united arts funds in the country, providing grants and technical support to cultural organizations and artist residencies in the community.
ArtsWestchester gave the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra an award for Community Service in 2012.
Westchester Community Foundation
THE WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S (WCF) http://www.wcf-ny.org mission is to connect generous people to the causes they care about and invest in transformative ideas and organizations to improve lives and strengthen our community. WCF is a division of the New York City Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country with assets of approximately $2.6 billion.
The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the jewels of the City of Yonkers and Westchester
County since 1962. The orchestra provides free classical music concerts to the community and operates through grants and generous contributions of its friends. We are a 501c3 not for profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
We thank the PROBONO Partnership for matching FAOS/YPO with volunteer lawyers who helped us revise our ByLaws and resolve other legal issues. The Partnership also provide workshops which address many of the important legal issues faced by nonprofits.
Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation
We want to thank the Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation, Mayor Mike Spano, the City of Yonkers and the Yonkers Dep’t of Parks, Recreation and Conservation for their support.
The ARts *STAR* Initiative
Congratulations to the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra which was selected by WNYC for The ARts *STAR* Initiative.