2015-2016 Season

May 1,  2016 – Competition Winner Award Concert

3:00pm Saunders High School

Congratulations to the 2015-16 winners!

Mr. Robert Sherman - MC for the Concert

Mr. Robert Sherman – MC for the Concert

  • Rachmaninov Piano Concerto #3
    1st Place – David J. Sacks – Greenwich, CT  (Age 15)
  • Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (Cello)
    2nd Place – Max Bobby – Larchmont, NY (Age 15)
  • Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie (Clarinet)
    3rd Place – Neerav Kumar – Rye, NY (Age 15)
  • Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
    4th Place – Annling Wang –  Scarsdale, NY (Age 16)
  • Horovitz  Euphonium Concerto
    5th Place – Elena Hausknecht – White Plains, NY  (Age 16)
  • Verdi – La Forza Del Destino

Concert Raffle Fundraiser

Support our concerts and young musicians along with the chance to win great prizes from local merchants. Raffles will be sold before the concert, during intermission and after the concert.

3 raffles $5.00   •  7 raffles $10.00  • 15 raffles $20.00

Winners will be notified by phone and email.  Certificates will be mailed out or picked up at Saunders High School at a future time (likely the following Tuesday).



• $50 gift certificate to Old Stone Mill Restaurant
• $50 gift certificate to DaCosta’s Restaurant
• $50 gift certificate to Zuppa Restaurant
• $50 gift certificate to City Limits Diner
• $50 gift certificate to Ardsley Diner
• $50 gift certificate to Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa
• $50 gift certificate to Paul’s on Times Square
• $40 gift certificate to Scarsdale Metro Diner
• $30 gift certificate to Reno’s Restaurant
• $30 gift certificate to Chocolate Works in Scarsdale
• $25 gift certificate to Slice PIzza
• Gift certificate for 2 dinners at Nonno’s Trattorria
Hudson River Museum family membership
• 2 College Consultant private sessions ($300.00 value)
• Adam and Eve hair salon gift certificate for manicure, pedicure, haircut
• Hair Hut studio gift certificate for haircut
• 3 super car washes at Ultra Shine Car Wash
• Lenox China candlesticks
• Gift certificate to Hair Dimensions
• Gift certificate to The Chintz Giraffe
• Basket of Cheer (wine)
• Hand made patch quilt
Metropolitan Room NYC (Jazz Cabaret)  – 2 admittance
Heartland Brewery NYC– $50.00 GC
Phantom of the Opera – 2 orchestra seats  Wed. May 25 8:00 pm
Tuck Everlasting – 2 orchestra seats Wed. May 18 7:00 pm
Kinky Boots – 2 orchestra seats Thurs. May 26 7:00 pm
• Medieval Times- 2 admissions
NY Watertaxi – 2 all day passes
The Ride (NYC Sightseeing) – 3 free admissions
The Tour (NYC Sightseeing) – 2 free admissions
Star Wars Exhibition at Discovery Times Square – 2 free admissions
Saturday Night Live / King Tut Exhibition NYC – 2 admissions
Body Worlds at Discovery Times Square – 3 admissions
Vikings Exhibition at Discovery Times Square – 2 admissions

For further questions contact andrhon@aol.com

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 Westchester County Government, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino, The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, the East Yonkers Rotary Club, The Hudson Valley Foundation, the 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

Please become a supporter of the orchestra and make your donation today.

Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra Contribution Form

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.

Yonkers Philharmonic Sustaining Benefactor Pledge Form

All donations are greatly appreciated – thank you for your continued support!

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