2016-2017 Season

Free Concert
Sunday January 29, 2017 – 3:00pm

Victor Starsky

Victor Starsky


Jin-Xiang Jx Yu

Saunders HS, Yonkers, NY
Italian Gala Concert
Victor Starsky, Tenor
Jin-Xiang Jx Yu, Soprano


  • Giuseppe Verdi         Overture  Vespri Siciliani
  • Giacomo Puccini     Se come voi piccina from Le Villi
  • Giacomo Puccini     Duet Roberto from Le Villi
  • Giuseppe Verdi        La Traviata  Prelude No.1
  • Giuseppe Verdi        dei miei boleti spirit
  • Gioachino Rossini  Overture The Barber of Seville
  • Eduardo di Capua   O Sole Mio
  • Eduardo di Capua   Torna a Surriento
  • Pietro Mascagni      Cavallera Rusticana Intermezzo
  • Giacomo Puccini     Donde Leit usci al tou grido d’amore from La Boheme
  • Giacomo Puccini     Si Mi chiamano Mimi
  • Giacomo Puccini     Duet O soave fanciulla from La Bohème
  • Giuseppe Verdi        Duet Libiamo ne’lieti calici from La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini


Save the dates:

  • Sunday March 19, 2017 – 3:00pm – French and German Romanticism

  • Sunday May 7, 2017 – 3:00pm – Young Artist Competition winners concert

Congratulations to the 2015-16 winners and a fabulous concert!

Photo Credits: Peter Nagy

  • 1st Place – David J. Sacks – Greenwich, CT  (Age 15)
  • 2nd Place – Max Bobby – Larchmont, NY (Age 15)
  • 3rd Place – Neerav Kumar – Rye, NY (Age 15)
  • 4th Place – Annling Wang –  Scarsdale, NY (Age 16)
  • 5th Place – Elena Hausknecht – White Plains, NY  (Age 16)


Thank you all for attending the fantastic Beethoven festival dedicated to maestro James Sadewhite.

Some pictures of the concert provided by Richard Getler

Conductor Tong Chen

Pianist HaoDong Wu



James Sadewhite

The Yonkers Philharmonic Presents Free Concerts at Saunders Trade and Technical High School 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, N.Y.

With great excitement we announce the appointment of a new permanent conductor and music director of the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra–Ms. Tong Chen! (www.tongchenconductor.com).  The directors made their choice following many months of hard work by the YPO Conductor Search Committee and input from the orchestra members.  We look forward to many exciting concert seasons under the baton of Ms. Chen.

Tong Chen (Britt Olsen-Ecker Photography)

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
Yonkers, NY

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50th Anniversary Concert – March 10th, 2013 @ SUNY Purchase