Mardi Gras!

EMSO celebrated Carnival around the world at two lively concerts in March It was an all-out bash at our Mardi Gras! Pops Cabaret and Silent Auction event on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Lake Elmo Inn Event Center.  Everyone was in the party spirit as many of our musicians, volunteers, and guests dressed up for the occasion.  […]

Member Spotlight Deb Benson

Deb Benson is proud to be bringing music to her community. She originally performed with the 3M Symphony Orchestra when she was in high school, and then rejoined the orchestra about 15 years ago.  “My dad, who retired from 3M, had told me that the orchestra was looking for members at that time, and I […]

March 5-St Therese of Woodbury

In the spirit of our mission to provide a broad range of orchestral experiences to our community, EMSO is proud to present a community concert at St. Therese of Woodbury Senior Center that will feature music celebrating Carnival around the world. Free will donations will be accepted. St. Therese of Woodbury Chapel7555 Bailey RoadWoodbury, MN […]

Member Spotlight-Jim McCarville

Jim McCarville has a passion for music.  Over the years, Jim has marched in two Rose Bowl parades; performed with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; participated in International Barbershop Music Competitions; and joined countless small ensemble groups. So it should come as no surprise that Jim also has a […]

A Holiday Season of Song and Dance

EMSO celebrated the holidays with two fantastic collaborative concerts with Merrill Arts Center and Woodbury Dance Center It was a jam-packed holiday season for EMSO!  The orchestra was proud to be apart of two concerts in the Merrill Arts Center Holiday Festival Series.  Both concerts were a wonderful chance to celebrate the music of the season. On December […]

10 Years of Music and Community

Recognizing our amazing Audiences and Supporters There have been many wonderful individuals and groups over the last decade that have helped make the East Metro Symphony Orchestra what it is today, but none of them are as important or essential as our audiences and supporters! As we honor our 10 year anniversary as an independent, non-profit community orchestra, we would like to acknowledge […]

Attend a Concert

EMSO concerts are always relaxed, informal, and appropriate for all ages and musical backgrounds. Everyone is warmly invited to join us for each and every event and to meet EMSO’s wonderful musicians during our informal receptions following a performance. Orchestra Audience Frequently Asked Questions Who can attend a concert? EMSO concerts are open to all members of the […]

A Joyful Noise Concert-A recap

Celebrating with A Joyful Noise EMSO’s collaborative concert with King of Kings Lutheran Church was a joyous celebration What a great time spreading “a joyful noise” at EMSO’s first concert of the 2018-2019 season, A Joyful Noise, on October 28th!  We were joined at King of Kings Lutheran Church by Director of Worship and Arts Chris Vorrie […]