The Music Never Stops

Missing the joy of musical performances while we’re stuck at home?  Check out some of these online resources to connect and get your fix of music, learning, and fun. East Metro Symphony Orchestra Facebook Page– get the latest updates on what the orchestra is doing by following us on Facebook. EMSOrch YouTube Channel– Watch segments from past

Member Spotlight Michael Merriman

Michael Merriman needed a new creative outlet.  After 10 years of his cello gathering dust in the corner of his office, his wife told him to either start playing it again or find it a new home.  Mike chose the former and joined the East Metro Symphony Orchestra in January of 2019.  He hasn’t looked

New Beginnings 2019-2020 Concert Season Update

In response to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the EMSO board has decided to cancel the remainder of the New Beginnings 2019-2020 concert season, including the Beethoven Birthday Bash concert scheduled for May 17, 2020.  Additionally, due to safety concerns and restrictions around access to senior living facilities, all EMSO-sponsored performances at senior living centers are

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

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