photo credit: D. Pyo from The Daily Gazette. . . “Empire State Youth Orchestra continues to amaze Percussionist Hannah Dick focused on task Geraldine Freedman April 26, 2015 TROY — Every spring, the Empire State Youth Orchestra gives a concert, as it did Saturday night at the Troy Savings Bank… Read more »
This spring, ESYO commissioned Grammy award-winning composer Bill Cunliffe to write a piece for our Youth Jazz Ensemble. On Saturday, Mr. Cunliffe conducted a workshop with our musicians and then joined them on stage on Sunday for a shared concert with The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble, both directed… Read more »
ESYO’s percussion ensembles have a big week ahead! On May 10th they will perform in a shared concert with ESYO’s Youth Jazz Ensemble at the Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose at 3pm. On Monday, May 11th, the Eastman Percussion Ensemble led by Michael Burritt will… Read more »
Hard to believe . . . but ESYO is 36 years old! It is time to celebrate with a festival of music! Click here for luncheon tickets and for all things ESYO 360°!
ESYO commissioned a piece from composer Reynard Burns for its String Ensemble this season. On February 3, Burns “skyped-in” to a rehearsal to meet the musicians and answer questions about his work and on March 3rd he arrived in person to conduct a full rehearsal. His piece, New York Swing,… Read more »
ESYO is expanding its 18-year old outreach program that provides free, in-school private music lessons to middle school students in Schenectady and Albany. Partnering with Schenectady City Schools, ESYO will provide a free, after-school music education program for elementary-school children. Starting September 2015, ESYO will bring CHIME (Creating Harmony, Invigorating… Read more »