Artistic Partners

As we strive to make a positive impact on our community and members, EMSO delights in the numerous collaborations with other amazing performing arts groups from within and around the East Metro that have been possible, delivering a great variety of musical experiences, including a piano concerto featuring the students of a local teacher; a collaboration with an acapella show chorus; an investigation of Indonesian music and dance influence on western music; as well as an afternoon of big band swing music.

Current artistic partners:

Adam Han-Gorski, violin
Bend in the River Big Band
Carmelita Guse, soprano
Center for Irish Music
Cheryl Paschke, nyckelharpa
Denis Evstuhin, piano
Diane Jarvi, singer, poet, kantele player
District 833 Orchestras
Elena Piastro Piano Studio
Eric Bates, violin
Eric Ray, accordion
Ethnic Dance Theatre
Finn Hall Band
Gary Stucka, cello
George Zhelyazkov, kaval
Hyounsoo Sohn Lathrop, mezzo soprano
James Pike, tenor
James R. Price, violin/fiddle
Jim Barnes, narrator
Jim Parker, tambura
Joan Molloy, violin
Joe Alfano, guitar and octave mandolin
Johnson High School Orchestra
K & S Conservatory of Music
Kelly DeMorett, oboe
King of Kings Lutheran Church Choir, JuBELLation Handbell Choir and Brass Ensemble
Kisarit Finnish-American Dancers
Lisa Butcher, soprano
Mark Billy, baritone
Merrill Arts Center
Michal Sobieski, violin
Natalie Nowytski, vocals, bass, drum
New Life Church and New Life Academy Choirs
Nikola Nikolav, gaida
Nikolai Kolarov, cello
Nikolay Gueorguiev, gadulka
School of the St. Paul Ballet
St. Mary’s Balalaika Orchestra
Sumunar Indonesian Music and Dance
Tamas Strasser, viola
The Bavarian Musikmeisters
Trinity Lutheran Church Choir
Twin Cities Nyckelharalag
Twin Cities Show Chorus
Twin Cities Swedish Folk Dancers
Valerie Kahler, narrator
Woodbury Community Theater
Woodbury Dance Center