Making a Difference

EMSO Treasurer Laura Miller shares why it is so important to support EMSO and other non-profit arts organizations in 2020 Why is financial support so important to EMSO even when we are not rehearsing and presenting concerts? Back in late March, when the EMSO board decided to take a “wait and see” approach to addressing the new

What’s Happening: 2020-2021 Concert Season

On May 26, the East Metro Symphony Orchestra Board decided to postpone all rehearsals and concerts in the 2020-2021 concert season through at least December 31, 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  This was a disappointing but necessary decision that has made it challenging for the orchestra to continue its mission through most of 2020.  However, recently the

The New Normal

EMSO checks in with Music Director and Conductor Craig Hara to talk about the 2020-2021 concert season and time in quarantine What have you been up to during the COVID-19 pandemic? Hmm, mainly laying low. Marni and I have been very conservative about limiting our exposure, both to others and from others. We have

A Conversation about Next Season

EMSO President Steve Crooks talks about the 2020-2021 Concert Season, COVID-19, and how to support the orchestra in these unprecedented times How did the EMSO board come to the decision to cancel the first half of the 2020-2021 season?EMSO’s board has considered the various official statements and recommendations regarding COVID-19 health risks, including for those “at-risk”

UPDATE on the 2020-2021 Concert Season

On May 26, 2020, the East Metro Symphony Orchestra Board met to discuss options regarding the 2020-2021 concert season.  With the health and safety of our members and audiences, and their families, in mind the Board decided to suspend rehearsals and performances for the orchestra through the end of 2020.  However, because the situation surrounding COVID-19

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