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Empire State Youth Orchestra – Annual Playathon

Host: Empire State Youth Orchestra

Date: February 1, 2020

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

ESYO will transform Crossgates into a symphony hall for its annual Playathon on Saturday, February 1. This free, family event will take place from 10:30AM through 6:30PM and will showcase over 600 youth musicians—ESYO’s biggest-ever Playathon! It’s the only day where all ESYO ensembles (including CHIME) perform–from the deep rumble of the Percussion Ensembles to the uplifting trills of the Wind Orchestra.

Playathon exposes our entire community to the joys of music. But most importantly, Playathon is the biggest ESYO fundraiser of the year and helps cover our expenses not covered by tuition. Your Playathon gift directly supports all ESYO ensembles and helps ESYO maintain its commitment to providing scholarships to talented musicians in need. With your help, ESYO can continue to ensure that no qualified musician is ever turned away from the ESYO experience.

The day also includes a Musical Petting Zoo from our friends at John Keal Music Company (11am-2:30pm) and live auctions to earn a chance to lead one of the ensembles! There will be several opportunities to “bid on the baton”. Come and bid and show your conducting skills with the Symphony, Repertory, String or Wind Orchestras!

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