The Yonkers Philharmonic Presents Free Concerts at
Saunders Trades and Technical High School
183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, NY
Join the Yonkers Philharmonic from the security and comfort of your own home for an on-line celebration of the winners of the 2020 Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition on May 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm. When you can’t come to the music, we’re bringing the music to you.
Tong Chen, YPO Music Director, and Robert Sherman, WQXR radio personality, discuss the music, the students and their accomplishments. The winners will share solo video performances so that you can get a taste of their artistry. We look forward to getting back together as a community and celebrating in person.
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020 (PREMIER)
Place: ON-LINE ONLY https://yonkersphilharmonic.com/athome
Winners of the 42nd Annual Concerto Competition
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society
Isaac Blackburn – Piano
First Prize $1,000 – The Josephine A Caruso Memorial Award
Prize funded by: Edward Plotkin and Andrew Romano
High School: Pelham Memorial High School
Music Teacher: Rie Matsumoto
Andreas Welch – Piano
Second Prize $700
Prize funded by: Anonymous and Helen Henkel*
High School: Berkeley Carrol School (NYC)
Music Teacher: Miyoko Lotto
Daniel Choi – Oboe
Third Prize $500
Prize funded by: Joyce Henery* in honor of Robert Sherman
High School: Riverdale Country School
Music Teacher: You Sun Chung
Anahita Subramanya – Voice
Fourth Prize $400
Prize funded by: Linda Sala and Annette Volino*
High School: Pleasantville HS
Music Teacher: Kathleen Donovan-Warren
Susanna Bobbs – Violin
Fifth Prize $200
Prize funded by: Helen Henkel*
High School: Saddle River HS
Music Teacher: Frank Huang
* FAOS Board Member
From our first concert this year, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 – II Tema con variazioni – Alan Murray
A few videos of previous performances…
Bethany Bobbs – cello – 41st Annual Concerto Competition 1st Place Winner
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104 (Finale)
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FAOS – 2020 Best of Yonkers Awards
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Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to be supported by ArtsWestchester and 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