The Yonkers Philharmonic
sponsored by the Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers

2013-2014 Season

The Yonkers Philharmonic
Presents Free Concerts at Saunders Trade and Technical High School

183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, N.Y.

Free Concert

Sunday March 23, 2014



Byung Kook-Kwak
Guest Conductor

  • Dvorak: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra - Peter Seidenburg- Solo Cello
  • Dvorak: Symphony #8 in G Major

Memorial Concert celebrating the life of Maestro James Sadewhite

Saturday May 3rd, 3:00pm @ Saunders

Robert Sherman, Master of Ceremonies

will share the special significance of the music to be performed, as well as poignant stories and memories about Jim.

A Benefit Reception Fundraiser following the concert will begin at 5:15pm (to 7pm) at Zuppa's on 59-61 Main St. Yonkers. Join us as we share some of Maestro Sadewhite's great accomplishments during his 10+ years of dedication to the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. Early Bird Admissions are $50 by 4/18/14. RSVP: faosypo1@optonline.net OR Call (914) 500-8116 with your Full Name, Phone Number, or Email/Mailing address. Valet parking is included at this reception. Hot/Cold Hors D'Oeuvres will be served, Wine & Beer included, and a cash bar is available. Minimum Donations for admission after 4/18/14 are $55. Admissions will also be available at the door for $65, Cash/Check. We welcome Sponsors/$100 & Benefactors / $250 .

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Maestro James Sadewhite.
James Sadewhite

Donations in his memory to the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra can be made by sending a check to:

P. O. Box 705
Yonkers, NY 10704-0705

Checks should be made payable to FAOS
(For those wishing to donate, please consider also filing out this matching donor card.)

Please note - the music will go on!
FAOS and The Yonkers Philharmonic will continue bringing music to the community in Jim's great honor.

Thanks to all for a fantastic 50th Anniversary Concert on March 10th, 2013 at SUNY Purchase

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This season is made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government


We also want to thank the Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation, Mayor Mike Spano, the City of Yonkers  and the Yonkers Dep’t of Parks, Recreation and Conservation for  their support.

Westchester Community Foundation

Thank you to Westchester Community Foundation for supporting our orchestra!

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FAOS received a Community Service award by ArtsWestchester.

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.

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The Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers (FAOS) sponsors of the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. FAOS leads the way in providing free live symphonic concerts to residents of the city of Yonkers, and its surrounding communities. Sponsored by FAOS, the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra performs four free concerts each year at Saunders High School. In the past, the orchestra has performed outdoors in Getty Square and at the Cross County Shopping Center, the Hudson River Museum, the Yonkers Marina, and Untermyer Park.

FAOS recognizes, showcases and encourages talented young musicians. When Pasquale A. Pistone, founder of the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, died in 1971, FAOS started giving scholarships in his memory to promising music students from Yonkers. This program grew into our current Concerto Competition, in which talented high-school students from all over Westchester County are offered the opportunity to compete for scholarships and to perform as soloists with the orchestra.

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