Making this virtual debut is an original composition by our Music Director Carlos Ágreda, "Ay Caray!", the winner of the 2016 Stockport Youth Orchestra Composition Competition. This composition was conceived to give an approach to contemporary techniques for young musicians, using an easy and attractive musical language. This virtual premiere was made possible by Carlos and creative director of the #SoundingTogether digital festival, Griffin Bengraff. They worked together to make a brand new 360° symphony orchestra layout for this performance. Look around and enjoy!
Members of ESYO Concertino Strings got together online to record a quilted performance of Louis Armstrong's iconic song "What a Wonderful World." arranged by ESYO Concertino Strings Conductor, Leo Milman. This performance was featured at ESYO's Sounding Together Digital Festival on Friday, June 12, 2020, and dedicated to the hardworking teachers of New York's Capital Region.
Members of ESYO Wind Orchestra got together online with composer and bagpiper Jay Dawson to record the iconic song "Amazing Grace." arranged by composer Jay Dawson. This performance was featured at ESYO's Sounding Together Digital Festival on Thursday, June 11, 2020, and dedicated to healthcare heroes who continue risking their lives to save others.