The Return of the October Concert

This first concert is scheduled to feature a collection of EMSO favorites including Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony 8, Gustav Holst’s Saint Paul Suite, Edward Elgar’s Nimrod from Enigma Variations, and Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. EMSO will not be offering reserve tickets for our concerts this season. All concerts continue to be free […]

Thank You for Your Support in the 2021-2022 Concert Season

After a year and a half hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Metro Symphony Orchestra was thrilled to return to rehearsing and performing in late 2021. EMSO would like to thank all of our members and supporters for their continued dedication of our organization.  Your commitment to the music and our community has made our 2021-2022 […]

Beethoven (Belated) Birthday Bash

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 2499 Helen Street North North St. Paul, MN 55109 East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present Beethoven (Belated) Birthday Bash, a concert honoring the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.  The performance will be held Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at […]

EMSO Receives Grant for Symphonies for Seniors Concerts

East Metro Symphony Orchestra is proud to be a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board 2022 Creative Support for Organizations Grant! This grant will be used to present our Symphonies for Seniors ensemble performances at several senior residences in the East Metro area between March 2022 and February 2023, as well as to support EMSO’s administrative and […]

A Message from EMSO’s New President

Friends of EMSO – I look forward to you joining with us to enjoy Going Places! – our March concert of musical journeys. We look forward to sharing with you the music of Grieg and Sibelius as well as tunes from musical theater and opera. We love to play, but we especially love to be […]

Going Places!

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen Street North, North St. Paul, MN 55109 East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present Going Places!, an all-new concert celebrating travel and adventure through music. The performance will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s […]

Welcome Back to EMSO!

It finally happened!  After a 19-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, East Metro Symphony Orchestra welcomed back its musicians on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 for weekly orchestra rehearsals.  It didn’t take long for the orchestra to get back into the music!  Ready with the dedication we so often saw from our members before the pandemic began, it was wonderful […]

Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas!

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen Street N., North St. Paul, MN 55109 East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO), in collaboration with Applause Community Theatre (ACT), is pleased to present Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas!, a musical concert featuring excerpts from the play by David Caldwell and Ernest Zulia. The […]