The Empire State Youth Orchestra provides young musicians in the region with an essential creative outlet, a stage to perform on, and a platform to share their music with the world. Access to skilled conductors, teaching artists, and coaches, exceptional performance experiences in famed concert halls, and the opportunity to grow as a musician while making lasting friendships makes the ESYO experience unique and enriching. The power to make this all happen comes from ESYO concert sponsors and program book underwriters.
ESYO relies on a growing list of leading companies, neighborhood businesses, community organizations, and foundations to orchestrate the program and support musical youth in our community. During the pandemic, ESYO's sponsors and underwriters were the catalysts that kept ESYO sounding together, no matter what. Together we created a safe-studio space at Proctors, commissioned specialized instrument PPE, pioneered a new virtual orchestra layout, awarded over $30,000 in tuition assistance, and streamed ESYO rehearsals to members at home in Hong Kong and South Korea. Last Fall, we built a Virtual Concert Hall, which streamed ESYO concerts into the homes of 15,000 listeners. For ESYO Senior Cassie, this meant that her grandmother could hear her perform with ESYO Wind Orchestra for the first time. The power of an ESYO sponsor or underwriter is connection.
When a company or neighborhood business sponsor or underwrite the ESYO Program Book they connect ESYO to the community and the community to their business. By investing in ESYO, sponsors and underwriters make music happen, connecting audiences with the music they love performed by passionate young musicians who love to perform. In return, you connect with a loyal base of community-minded, arts-oriented family consumers and deliver a targeted message online and in print. Most importantly, you display their support for the future of music in the Capital Region and the next generation of creative leaders.