Concerto Competition

THE 40th ANNUAL CONCERTO COMPETITION

SPONSORED BY THE FINE ARTS ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY

  • FIRST PLACE $1,000 donated jointly by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Klein and Mr. Joseph D. Landi
  • SECOND PLACE $800 donated by the Ann Marie Mazzucco Trust to honor musician friends and encourage the study of music.
  • THIRD PLACE $700 donated by Dr. Kathleen Pistone Carucci and Josephine Caruso in memory of Pasquale A. Pistone, Founder and Conductor of the orchestra.
  • FOURTH PLACE $500 donated by the Sala family and Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Volino in memory of Shirley Sala, and her husband Jerome Gino Sala, Music Director and Conductor of the orchestra for 30 years.
  • FIFTH PLACE $400 donated by the family of Sharon Calandra, flautist with the orchestra for many years.
  • Honorable Mention $200 donated by Mrs. Helen A Henkel and Mrs. Joyce M Henery.

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The five winners will be presented as soloists with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert under the baton of maestra Tong Chen, on Sunday May 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at Saunders Trades and Technical High School, 183 Palmer Road Yonkers, NY. Mr. Robert Sherman will be the Master of Ceremonies.

ELIGIBILITY

High School Students (grades 9 through 12) who are residents of, or who study in Westchester County.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (MAXIMUM 15 MINUTES)

Instrumental Contestants should be prepared to perform a solo concerto of the standard orchestral repertoire. All movements must be ready to be performed.

Pianists may perform either the first and second or the second and third movements of a standard concerto or a single movement composition for piano and orchestra.

Vocal Contestants should be prepared to perform three arias of contrasting styles (e.g. lively vs. sustained) from the standard oratorio or operatic repertoire.

All applicants must be able to perform their selection(s) from memory.  Do not select 20th century music unless it’s easily available or you are willing to pay the rental fee.

CONTESTANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN ACCOMPANIST

APPLICATION FEE $25 – make check payable to Fine Arts Orchestral Society (FAOS) Postmarked deadline is February 9, 2018

REGULAR (snail) MAIL ONLY – NO OTHER MAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED!
Please send application and check to:

FAOS , Attn. Ms. Josephine Caruso
P.O. Box 705
Yonkers, NY 10704

AUDITION DATE Preliminary auditions will be held on Sun., March 11, 2018

Final auditions will be held on Wed. Evening Mar. 15, 2018

For information please call (914) 965-5232 or e-mail admin@yonkersphilharmonic.org

Click Here to Download Word Version Application Form (Preferred)

Click Here to Download PDF Application Form

The five winners will be presented as soloists with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert under the baton of maestro Tong Chen, on Sunday May 20th, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at Saunders Trades and Technical High School. Robert Sherman will be the Master of Ceremonies.


Mr. Robert Sherman - MC for the Concert

Mr. Robert Sherman – MC for the Concert