The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) presents A Nutcracker Christmas

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Name: The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) presents A Nutcracker Christmas
Date: December 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
A Nutcracker Christmas
Event Description:
The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present A Nutcracker Christmas, a holiday concert in collaboration with the Woodbury Dance Center (WDC).  This performance will be presented as part of the Merrill Community Arts Center Holiday Festival Series on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN.  Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the WDC front desk or on EMSO’s website:  $10 adults, $7 seniors, $1 under 18 and active military.
In celebration of its 10th Anniversary Season, EMSO is thrilled to once again be working with long-standing artistic partner Woodbury Dance Center.  The Nutcracker ballet has long been a staple of the holiday season.  EMSO and WDC will present this beloved classic with a new twist, not only presenting the story through classical ballet, but also with contemporary, tap, and other styles of dance throughout the performance.  "For this special production we get to re-imagine The Nutcracker in a brand new light, by taking advantage of the full range of dance styles that the Woodbury Dance Center teaches,” says EMSO Music Director and Conductor Dr. Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes.  WDC dancers, ranging from elementary to high school age, will be accompanied on stage by EMSO’s full symphony orchestra, along with a live rendition of the story’s narration.  Woodbury Dance Center’s Co-Artistic Director, Buffy Johnson Breen, says the concert will be a unique experience for audiences and performers alike. "It is an extraordinary opportunity for our dance students to perform with live music - especially a full symphony orchestra!" EMSO will also be performing several holiday favorites to help celebrate the season. A meet-and-greet with all of the concert’s performers and refreshments will immediately follow the performance.

EMSO will also be presenting another program in the Merrill Community Arts Center Holiday Festival Series - Sing-A-Long, a collaborative performance with Merrill Community Arts Center and featuring choristers from East Ridge High School, will be a concert of holiday favorites presented on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at East Ridge High School, Woodbury, MN.  Tickets and more information are available at
East Ridge High School
4200 Pioneer Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
$10 adults
$7 seniors
$1 under 18
$1 active military
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