2019-2020 Season

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.

In the meantime, we’re working hard to provide you with additional on-line content starting with this premier episode of YPO@Home. 
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Key concert information:

Date:   Sunday, May 31, 2020  (PREMIER)
Time:  3:00
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…


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)

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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.