2020-2021 Season

The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra presents YPO@Home

Sunday November 22, 2020 ” ¡Viva Latino! ” Concert Part II


The Q&A will occur at 3:30pm







Carlos Jimenez – Flute


  • Maria Cervantes
  • Soñando Con Puerto Rico
  • Los Tamalitos De Olga
  • Body & Soul




Urara Mogi, Violin
Reiko Uchida, (piano acc.)


  • Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
  • Tango by Isaac Albeniz
  • Estrellita “Star of Love” by Manuel Ponce




Reiko Uchida, Piano


  • El Puerto by Isaac Albeniz
  • A lenda do caboclo by Heitor Villa-Lobos





Live Q&A with YPO Music Director, Tong Chen, and concert artists



To join the Live Q&A, please send your request and question to 


@Home – Viva Latino Part 1
Premiere November 8, 2020


Yonkers Philharmonic Orcheststra Tong Chen, Music Director


Ed Gonzales, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals


Donie Ryan, Tenor Banjo


Fung Chern Hwei, Violin


Alejandro Florez, Colombian Tiple, Guitar



  • Christy Moore – Viva La Quinta Brigada & Three Traditional Reels
  • Alejandro Flores – Llora, Llora
  • Alejandro Flores – Danza Nublada
  • Ricardo Gallo – Artificio Sebastián Cruz – Pajaro Nocturno
  • Alejandro Flores – Mis Secretos



Filmed, recorded, edited and mixed at El Caldero Recording Studios in Brooklyn, NY by Sebastián Cruz


@Home – Music & Conversations with Bob Sherman and guest Adam Ray

Premiere June 28, 2020


WQXR radio personality Robert (Bob) Sherman talks with award-winning flutist Adam Ray. In addition to his work with YPO and Lehman College Symphony Orchestra, Ray attributes his ability to bring diversity to his music to his father Michel Ray (known for his work with Kool & The Gang and the Sun Ra Arkestra).


@ Home with Tong

Premier June 14th, 2020



Congratulation to the Winners of the 42nd Annual Concerto Competition

See our first YPO@home event here!


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



A few videos of previous performances…



See more videos of the Yonkers Philharmonic here!


Bethany Bobbs – cello – 41st Annual Concerto Competition 1st Place Winner

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104 (Finale)



Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra is sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society – is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit. Concerts are supported by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society in cooperation with The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Westchester County Executive George Lattimer, ArtsWestchester, Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, Pro Bono Partnership, Yonkers – East Yonkers Rotary, NYS Assemblyman Nadir Sayeg, State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Shelley Mayer and loyal patrons of the arts.