Symphonies for Seniors

EMSO brings live musical experiences to senior communities around the east metro The East Metro Symphony Orchestra hosted two new senior community concerts this winter.  These concerts, called Symphonies for Seniors, offer opportunities for senior communities to experience live musical performance, while offering EMSO the chance to perform favorite musical pieces multiple times throughout its current […]

Member Spotlight Matthew Springer

Matthew Springer was looking for a challenge.  The music the high school student was playing in his school band was too easy for him and Matthew wanted to try something new.  “I joined EMSO in 2017 because I wanted to improve my musical skills.  I am a senior in high school this year and will […]

Member Spotlight Kelly Fischer

Kelly Fischer loves a challenge.   She joined the East Metro Symphony Orchestra a year ago, and the orchestra has been a great opportunity for her to challenge herself.  “I was told about EMSO by a co-worker whose husband plays violin in the orchestra.  I hadn’t played violin since college, but I was excited to improve […]

March 22-The Orchestra Family

Due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, EMSO has decided to cancel our March 22nd concert The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present The Orchestra Family, a concert highlighting the EMSO family of musicians and featuring both solo and small ensemble performances by new and seasoned EMSO members, as […]

Member Spotlight Kyle Bryson

Kyle Bryson values his ties to the East Metro Symphony Orchestra.   As a transplant from the East Coast, the orchestra has served as a way for Kyle to connect more with his new home in the East Metro.  “I joined the orchestra in spring 2018.  I was urged to join by a co-worker who plays […]

Member Spotlight-Haley Martin

Haley Martin is grateful for the invitation she got to join the East Metro Symphony Orchestra.  She had the opportunity to perform with the orchestra several years ago as a student at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, participating in EMSO’s Side-By-Side concerts.  So it was a welcome surprise when EMSO trombonist Carl Meincke reminded her […]


It was a wonderful kick-off to our 2019-2020 New Beginnings concert season at EMSO’s French Passions concert on October 27th.  The orchestra was in grand form playing classical French pieces from composers like Bizet and Franck.  Merci to our fabulous audience who came out to support the start of our 11th season and see the […]