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ESYO Playathon at Crossgates Mall
February 3 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pmFREE
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.
From ESYO CHIME to Jazz to Classical, we just had a great day. Thanks for being part of it.
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!