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

Image March 2 – Mardi Gras!

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present Mardi Gras!, the fourth annual EMSO pops cabaret concert and fundraiser.

 EMSO will host the evening of live music, desserts, drinks, cash raffle, and silent auction, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Lake Elmo Event Center, 3712 Layton Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN.

Doors and bidding open at 6:30 p.m. The musical performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the orchestra’s artistic and community outreach endeavors. Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance. Tables of ten can also be purchased for $270. Tickets will be sold at the door if available for $35. 
Tickets are available in advance through EMSO’s website,, or from orchestra members. 
Pops Cabaret Ticket(s)

Dec 15-Holiday Sing-A-Long

Holiday Sing-A-Long Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129 As part of the Merrill Community Arts Center Holiday Festival Series, EMSO will be presenting a Holiday Sing-A-Long performance. Join a collaborative performance lead that is surely to get you in the festive spirit. You’re encouraged to sing

A Nutcracker Christmas – 12/16/18

In celebration of its 10th Anniversary Season, EMSO is thrilled to once again be working with long-standing artistic partner Woodbury Dance Center.  The Nutcracker ballet has long been a staple of the holiday season.  EMSO and WDC will present this beloved classic with a new twist, not only presenting the story through classical ballet, but

10th Annual Side by Side Concert with ERHS orchestra Nov 30

10th Annual Side-By-Side Concert Tuesday, November 20, 3018 at 7:30 p.m. East Ridge High School Free Admission   The East Metro Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with the East Ridge High School Orchestra for its10th annual Side-By-Side Concert.  This annual musical event features young high school orchestra students playing side-by-side with the seasoned musicians of EMSO.

A Joyful Noise Oct 28

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is proud to announce the first program of its tenth anniversary season. A Joyful Noise will be presented on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN. Admission to this concert is free. Free will offerings in support of