2014-2015 Season


The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra is sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers

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

 * Free Concert *
Featuring the winners of the FAOS 2015 Concerto Competition

Sunday May 17,  2015 – 3:00pm

Byung-Kook Kwak – Guest Conductor

    • Von Suppe – Light Cavalry Overture
    • Lalo Cello Concerto (1st movt)
      Esther Yu  – Age 14 – Rye – Fifth Place
    • Handel  – Tornami a vagheggiar from Alcina
    • Puccini – Quando men vo from  La Boheme
      Merissa Beddows  – Age 16 – Yonkers – Soprano – Second Place
    • Tchaikowsky – Piano Concerto No. 1
      Joshua Kwan – Age 16 – NYC – Fourth Place
    • Brahms – Violin Concerto in D 3rdt movt)
      Naoko Nakajima – Age 17 – Scarsdale –  Third Place
    • Elgar – Cello Concerto in E Minor (1st & 4th movt)
      Luming Chan – Age 15 – Hastings-on-Hudson – First Place
    • Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours

This concert was 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.


Donations in his memory to the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra can be made by sending a check to:

P. O. Box 705
Yonkers, NY

Checks should be made payable to FAOS.   Also, please consider being a member!  FAOS Membership Form 2014

Thanks to all for a fantastic 50th Anniversary Concert!

March 10th, 2013 @ SUNY Purchase


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