Mission

The Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers (FAOS) is a not-for-profit organization in its fify-second year. The organization sponsors the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. We remain dedicated to the following goals:

  • Providing free live symphonic concerts on Sunday afternoons to Yonkers and its neighboring communities.
  • Exposing the audience to quality performance of classical music.
  • Providing senior citizens and families with free recreational and cultural programs that otherwise would be inaccessible to them.
  • Offering aspiring young musicians the educational opportunity to be an integral part of an orchestra whose members range from teenagers to octogenarians.
  • Encouraging renowned musicians to serve as role models for younger musicians.
  • Showcasing talented high-school soloists from all of Westchester County.
  • Maintaining the cultural diversity of the orchestra.
  • Introducing original compositions by area composers.
  • Promoting music education and appreciation by providing the audience with program notes as well as verbal anecdotes by the conductor.
  • Enhancing the quality of life of the audience and musicians.