2021-2022 SEASON

Live audience concerts – Subject to pandemic restrictions


Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO)
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society (FAOS)


Summer Pops Concert
July 8, 2022 – 8pm
Hudson River Museum
 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

Peter Szep – Guest conductor for this special evening 

A concert for the Whole Family
Classical, Broadway, Patriotic and Jazz music

The Yonkers Philharmonic Ensemble celebrates Summer and the kickoff of the HRM concert season with selections chosen to appeal to the widest variety of music lovers. What better way to spend a summer evening than with a little bit of Bach, jazz, and show tunes? Throw in some dance music and you have the perfect sampler of music under the stars. It’s a smorgasbord of fun and entertainment with a taste for everyone.

  • The Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key
  • What’s Up at the Symphony – a Medley arr. Jerry Brubaker
  • Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda – Amilcare Ponchielli arr.Steven
  • Rosenhaus Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo – Aaron Copland
  • Gershwin in Concert – George Gershwin arr. Chuck Sayre
  • An American in Paris Suite – George Gershwin arr. John Whitney
  • As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld arr. Calvin Custer
  • The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington arr. Lennie Niehaus
  • West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein
  • Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson
  • Cuban Holiday – Donald Phillips arr. Ronald Hammer
  • Chicago – John Kander arr. Ted Ricketts
  • Stars & Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa



8th Annual Beethoven Festival
Date And Location to be Announced

Previous Events

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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