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ESYO Recieves Vital Support from Local, Regional, and National Foundations

ESYO has received $68,500 in grant support from 4 local foundations

ESYO enters the new season in a strong position to serve the next generation of young musicians. This generation, which has weathered the worst pandemic in recent memory, proved most resilient. Their passion and dedication to sounding together inspired the support of countless friends and foundations.  

ESYO's efforts this season are made possible through the generous support of individuals, neighborhood businesses, and corporations, as well as local, regional, and national foundations.

A special thank you to the following foundations for their unwavering support this season: 

  • Rea Charitable Trust- $50,000
  • Carnegie Hall PlayUSA- $10,000
  • Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund- $5,000 
  • D'Addario Foundation- $3,500

"ESYO is particularly grateful for the foundational support we've received from the many local, regional, and national foundations who've invested in the personal growth of our musicians and their joyful pursuit of musical excellence," said Rebecca Calos, ESYO's Executive Director.

The investment from these foundations comes at a critical time as ESYO and conductor Etienne Abelin begin their first season together. The support allows ESYO to continue CHIME, its afterschool partnership in Schenectady; record and broadcast virtual concerts; welcome audiences back to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall; and nurture the growth of young musicians in New York's Capital and Hudson Valley regions, as well as western Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont.