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ESYO Playathon at Crossgates Mall

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


Support ESYO’s most important friend-raiser and fundraiser, and support the future of music! DONATE NOW!

With ESYO bigger than ever this season, we would like to make this our biggest Playathon ever, too, by raising $50,000!  To accomplish this, we have challenged each of our musicians and each of our ensembles with a fundraising goal.

See who is already 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 will transform Crossgates Mall into a symphony hall for its annual Playathon. This free, family event takes 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 will also include 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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