EMSO Receives Grant from Minnesota State Arts Board

East Metro Symphony Orchestra is grateful to announce that the organization has again received an Arts Experience grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board, for our Symphonies for Seniors program.  This grant will support programming running from May 2024 through April 2025.

Symphonies for Seniorsis a unique program that brings EMSO orchestra members to senior living facilities in the east metro to perform in small ensemble groups or full orchestra performances, offering residents of those facilities ready access to live orchestral music. 

EMSO president James Slegers emphasizes the importance of this grant for the organization. “The Arts Experience grant is financially very helpful to the sustainability of this orchestra, offsetting some of the costs of our operations which coincide with the Symphonies for Seniors program. It also extends our reach into the community, helping us to establish connections with new audiences and giving our members opportunities to play new and interesting music.”

The orchestra would like to thank Concertmaster Aja MajkrzakMusic Director and Conductor Craig HaraCommunications Director and Grant Administrator Anna Salisbury, and the many amazing musicians who have made this program a success. We look forward to another great season of music in the community!

For more information on Symphonies for Seniors concerts, visit EMSO’s website.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislation appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.