Chapter One: Friendship
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 – 2:00PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
115 North 4th Street
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.
Chapter Two: Holiday Dreams
The Nutcracker ballet has long been a staple of the holiday season. Traditionally told through the sumptuous music of Tchaikovsky and ballet, the fanciful tale is the story of a young girl whose favorite Christmas toy, a nutcracker, comes to life with their journey to a magical kingdom. EMSO and WDC will once again present this beloved classic with a new twist, not only presenting the story through classical ballet, but also with contemporary, tap, hip-hop, and other styles of dance throughout the performance.
Chapter Three: Romance
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 and Bernstein’s West Side Story, and participate in our second annual silent auction.
Chapter Four: Generations
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
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. More…