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ESYO Playathon at Crossgates Mall

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm


While we still have a little bit of counting to do, we did want to let you know that thanks to your incredible generosity, we surpassed our goal, and raised in excess of $55,000! This is such a testimony to the spirit of the ESYO family, and speaks volumes about the importance of music in our lives.

We really strove for 100% participation this year, and are fairly close to achieving that goal. If you didn’t get around to donating, and would like to, we would love to count you in! DONATE NOW!

From ESYO CHIME to Jazz to Classical, we just had a great day. Thanks for being part of it.

Thank you to everyone on the list!

To help a specific ensemble and/or member meet their ESYO Playathon fundraising goal, click on one of the ensembles below (if you do not know which ensemble a member is in, click here to make a general 2018 Playathon gift):

Over 500 ESYO youth musicians transformed Crossgates Mall into a symphony hall for its annual Playathon. This free, family event took place from 11 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. and showcases 11 ESYO ensembles–from the deep rumble of the percussion ensembles to the uplifting trills of the wind orchestra.

The day included a Musical Petting Zoo from our friends at John Keal Music and live auctions to earn a chance to lead one of the ensembles!

The marathon display of musical talent is more than simply a community concert; it helps ESYO ensure no qualified musician is ever turned away from the ESYO Experience because of inability to pay. The money raised will fund a substantial portion of ESYO’s operating expenses and musician scholarships.

Playathon 2018 Performance Schedule

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    ESYO Percussion Ensembles
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.    ESYO CHIME
12:25 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.    ESYO Concertino Strings
12:55 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.      ESYO Wind Orchestra **
1:45 p.m – 2:10 p.m.         ESYO  String Orchestra**
2:20 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.        ESYO Youth Orchestra **
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.        ESYO Repertory Orchestra**
3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.        ESYO Youth Orchestra**
4:25 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.        ESYO Repertory Jazz Orchestra
4:50 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.        ESYO Youth Jazz Orchestra
5:20 p.m – 5:50 p.m         ESYO Repertory Orchestra**
5:55 p.m – 6:30 p.m.        ESYO Youth Orchestra**

**Auction to Conduct Ensembles

Thank you to our Playathon Sponsors!

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February 3
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Rd.
Albany, NY 12203 United States
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