Please help us keep the music playing for you, your friends and neighbors!!
The past Covid-driven months have been challenging. When we were unable to perform concerts for live audiences, we became innovative. We learned to videotape our programs and stream them online via: YPO@Home (When you can’t come to the music, YPO brings the music to you.).
Prior to Covid, 90% of each of our $16,000 concert budgets was devoted to music-related expenses (i.e. musician fees, insurances, music rental, etc.). 50% of those expenses were covered by matching grant awards from ArtsWestchester, the Westchester Community Foundation, the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, and the City of Yonkers. You – our loyal supporters – provided the remaining 50%.
However, videotaping programs is expensive. During Covid, our expenses increased dramatically. We not only paid for our normal music-related expenses, but also for video production, as well. Now, in this upcoming year, we will try to return to a semblance of normal. We plan to move from videotaped performances in September and October; then to live, ensemble performances in November and December; and – covid permitting – to full orchestra /live audience performances in March and June. Our expenses will be greater than ever.
Won’t you help us keep the music playing?
There are a number of ways you can support us. Your donation is important to us… no matter the size of the donation.
- Become a sustaining benefactor: Download sustaining benefactor form here.
- Purchase on Amazon using their “Smile” account to donate to the YPO: Purchase on Amazon from this link.
- Make your annual or ArtsWestchester donation: Click here for donation form.
For larger contributions, you can:
- Establish a matching contribution through your employer
- Establish a matching contribution through Facebook.
- Remember us in your will. Speak with your attorney
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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