Looking Back-Musical Chairs

Looking Back…“Musical Chairs Offering” Chamber String Ensemble  Performs Summer Concert with Friends On August 5, 2018, members of the East Metro Symphony Orchestra performed a special summer chamber ensemble concert at New Life Church of Woodbury.The chamber group, Musical Chairs Offering, is made up of more than a dozen EMSO string musicians.  The idea for a group where members would essentially play

Thank You to our Venue Partners

10 Years of Musicand Community Through out this season, EMSO will be highlighting many of our partners and supporters who have had a big impact on our success over the last 10 years.During our upcoming concert, we will be acknowledging our wonderful venue partners.  From local schools and houses of worship, to senior centers and cultural museums, these fantastic locales

Thank You to ERHS and our Education Partners

10 Years of Music and Community Saying thank you to EMSO’s educational collaborative partners Over our tenth anniversary season, EMSO will be highlighting many of our partners and supports who have greatly impacted the success of our orchestra.  During our upcoming 10th Anniversary Side-By-Side concert, EMSO will be acknowledging the wonderful partnerships we have had in providing educational orchestral

Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes, Conductor

It is an exciting time for the East Metro Symphony Orchestra.  Not only is the organization celebrating its tenth anniversary, but this season also marks the twentieth year Dr. Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes has served as EMSO’s music director and conductor. Barnes joined the orchestra in 1999 when it was still the 3M Club Symphony Orchestra, a

2017-18 Side-by-Side and Senior Concerts

February and March were full of Music and Community for theEast Metro Symphony Orchestra Each season, the East Metro Symphony Orchesta performs various concerts and hosts learning opportunities throughout our community in an effort to share our love of music with eager audiences of all ages.  In the months of February and March, EMSO performed three of our outreach concerts in the east metro for very

A Season to Remember

Joan Molloy looks back at her first season as EMSO’s concertmaster Serving as concertmaster for EMSO this year been an interesting, exciting and fulfilling experience.  When I met with Elizabeth last summer to discuss this venture, I had absolutely no idea how it might go! I saw possibilities, but sometimes when I see what’s possible, not

EMSO at the Woodbury Expo

EMSO at the Woodbury Community EXPO The East Metro Symphony Orchestra joined more than 180 other local business and organizations at the 2018 Woodbury Community EXPO!  We had a great time meeting a lot of our neighbors and sharing our love of music with the Woodbury community.  It was wonderful to see so many of our

Ten Years of EMSO

The upcoming 2018 – 2019 concert season will be our tenth season since becoming an independent non-profit community orchestra and it’s time to party!  In addition, we will be celebrating Dr. Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes’ twentieth year as music director and conductor of our orchestra.  This season is going to be filled with some blasts from the

TACK! Swedish Concert

TACK! (THANKS!) Tack (thanks) to everyone who attended either (or both!) of our Svensk musik och dans (Swedish Music and Dance) concerts in May. It was a full house at both Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul on May 20th and the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on May 23rd.  EMSO’s first time having a performance shown multiple times

EMSO Announces Joan Molloy as New Concertmaster

Woodbury, MN, August 23, 2017 – The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to announce violinist Joan Molloy as it’s concertmaster. Molloy served as guest concertmaster for A Celebration of Finnish Music, the final concert in the orchestra’s 2016-2017 concert season, and returns as a permanent replacement for Michal Sobieski, EMSO’s previous concertmaster, who retired last year. “I