Join us for our 2016-2017 Season of Stories…

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Chapter One: Friendship



Sunday, November 6th, 2016 – 2:00PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
115 North 4th Street
Stillwater, MN

This concert reunites three childhood friends – EMSO Music Director and Conductor Dr. Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes, special guest Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Gary Stucka,and violinist Robin Fossum. A wonderful concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, and a performance of Bizet’s Carmen Suites with narration to tell the story of the Spanish gypsy, Carmen.  More…

Chapter Two: Holiday Dreams

Sunday Afternoon, December 18th, 2016
East Ridge High School
4200 Pioneer Dr
Woodbury, MN

EMSO is thrilled to be working with students of the Woodbury Dance Center once again, performing selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

 Chapter Three: Romance

Saturday Evening, February 11th, 2017
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center
3712 Layton Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN

Last season’s first Pops Cabaret was so well received that EMSO is bringing it back again this season, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Join us with a group of your favorite people to hear music from Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein’s West Side Story, and a beautiful performance of Saraste’s Ziguenerweisen performed by our very own Michal Sobieski.

Chapter Four: Generations

Monday Evening, February 27th, 2017
East Ridge High School
4200 Pioneer Dr
Woodbury, MN

EMSO’s annual Side-by-Side performance where EMSO members will play classics alongside the orchestra students of the East Ridge High School.

Chapter Five: Traditions

Sunday Afternoon, May 21st, 2017
Woodbury United Methodist Church
7465 Steepleview Rd
Woodbury, MN

Join EMSO in celebrating Finland’s 100th birthday! This Origins series concert will featuring Finnish folk musicians and present the folk and classical music of this wonderful Nordic country.