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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.