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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fine
Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers

WHEREAS, A great state is only as great as those individuals and their
organizations who perform exemplary service on behalf of their communi-
ty, and it is the custom of this great state to pay tribute to that
outstanding service; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 50th
Anniversary of the Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers; this mile-
stone was celebrated on Sunday, March 10, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra began in 1962, by Pasquale
A. Pistone who was a former conductor of the former Yonkers Symphony
Orchestra; and
WHEREAS, Maestro Jerome Sala was named to serve as conductor and
musical director of the Orchestra in 1972; he initiated a special
program in collaboration with the Yonkers Public Schools in 1987, where-
in the musicians from the orchestra became mentors for students at the
Enrico Fermi School for Performing Arts and Emerson Middle School; and
WHEREAS, The Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers Leads the way in
providing free live symphonic concerts each year at Saunders High
School; and
WHEREAS, Continuing a 15 year tradition by the Yonkers Philharmonic
Orchestra, a group of orchestra members performed a free outdoor summer
concert at Untermyer Park in Yonkers and continues to perform once each
summer in coordination with the Untermyer Park Performing Arts Council;
in 2009, they also performed outdoors at the Greenburg Nature Center;
and
WHEREAS, The Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers recognizes, and
encourages young talented musicians and awards scholarships in memory of
founder Pasquale A. Pistone who passed away in 1971; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the society supports promising teenage musicians
and sponsors a Concerto Competition in which talented high school music
students from all over Westchester County compete for scholarships and
competition winners are offered the unique opportunity to perform as
soloists with the orchestra; and
WHEREAS, Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers continues to fulfill
their goal of bringing classical music free of charge to the citizens of
Yonkers under the aegis of Maestro James Sadewhite and they are a volun-
teer-driven organization which includes the extraordinary service
provided by their Board of Directors; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when musical
societies of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fine Arts Orchestral Society of
Yonkers; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers.

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  • 01 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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