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Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
Young Artist Concerto Competition Winners
Where are they now?
Music & Memories
- Have you ever wondered what became of all the fantastic concerto competition winners that you’ve heard perform with the Yonkers Philharmonic over the years?
- Did you know Josephine Caruso, who started and ran the competition for the orchestra?
- Have you wondered about Bob Sherman’s involvement through the years?
We answer these questions with our YPO@Home program:
The Concerto Competition Retrospective
We asked previous winners to send in a short performance videos and/or an update on what they’ve been doing.
We asked long time Board Member, adjudicator and competition organizer, Joyce Henery, and emcee, Bob Sherman, to provide insight about the history and evolution of the competition since its inception.
So join us for music and conversation premiering June 27th
This concert made possible by the City of Yonkers Community Development Block Grant and Westchester County Business First Catalyst Grant
7th Annual Beethoven Festival
A Salute to German Composers
On Demand Premier – April 18th – Right Here!
Featuring members of the YPO performing works including
- Beethoven Fidelio Overture: Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
- Beethoven 3 Equali: Walter Barrett, Trombone
- Beethoven Trio for 3 Clarinets: David Radovich – John Lissauer – Joe Stelluti
- Beethoven Cello Sonata No 1. in F Major: TJ Bastone, Double Bass – Kimberly Dunkin, Piano
- Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat major: Urara Mogi, Violin – Ani Kalayjian, Cello – Reiko Uchida, Piano
- CPE Bach Sonata in A minor: Adam Ray, Flute
- Hindemith Sonata for Four Horns: Kevin Newtown – Peter DelGrosso – Blair Hamrick – Ser Konvalin
Sunday November 22, 2020 ” ¡Viva Latino! ” Concert Part II
Video will premiere on the 22nd, come and listen at your convenience – video will be available all day!
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
Sunday June 14, 2020: @ Home With Tong – From the Podium
Music Director – Tong Chen and other conductors recount their experiences with her Queens College Copland School of Music mentor Maurice Peress – Leonard Bernstein’s first assistant conductor at the New York Philharmonic, international conductor, collaborator with Duke Ellington on his jazz symphony: Black, Brown and Beige.
Sunday June 28, 2020: Conversations with Bob Sherman – Flutist Adam Ray
WQXR radio personality Robert (Bob) Sherman talks with award-winning YPO 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).
Sunday July 12, 2020: YPO Special – Behind the Scenes
YPO Music Director Tong Chen and selected YPO musicians conduct master classes with this year’s YPO Concerto Competition winners.
Sunday August 23, 2020: YPO Garden Party
Live-streamed and live in-person concert (social distancing permitting). YPO, under the baton of Maestra Tong Chen, performs Broadway show tunes and dance music in a garden setting. Hosts and location of live concert to be announced.
Sunday September 27, 2020: Fairy Tale Music Appreciation
Fairy tales play a significant role in classical music. Learn which instruments or sounds stir imaginations and conjure up warm memories in preparation for our October concert featuring Scheherazade (1001 Arabian Nights).
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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