Member Spotlight-Sally Browne

Sally Browne knows a lot about the East Metro Symphony Orchestra. Not only did she begin playing viola in the orchestra while it was still the 3M Club Symphony Orchestra, but she has played many vital roles in the development and evolution of EMSO since it transformed into an independent, non-profit community orchestra. “I moved to

Member Spotlight-Megan Gangl

Megan Gangl knows a good opportunity when she sees one.When the option to join the 3M Symphony Orchestra was presented to her in 2006, she jumped at the chance.   “I had been involved with many musical groups including community band, wind ensemble, and 25 years with a woodwind quintet, but I had never had the

10th Annual Side-by-Side Concert

Celebrating Ten Years of Education and Music EMSO commemorated its tenth year as a community catalyst for music education with its 10th Annual Side-By-Side concert The East Metro Symphony Orchestra presented the 10th Annual Side-By-Side concert on November 20, 2018 at East Ridge High School.  The side-by-side concerts are an opportunity for young high school orchestra students to

Thank You to our Partners at Merrill and Woodbury Dance Center

10 Years of Music and Community Honoring our partnerships with Merrill Arts Center and Woodbury Dance Center It’s a first for EMSO. Two concerts. Two partners.  One fabulous holiday weekend! The East Metro Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge two of our most important collaborators over the last 10 years. Merrill Arts Center (MAC) has been a supportive part of

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