Announcing the 2022–2023 Concert Season

Details are subject to change. Check the website for updates. Season subscriptions will be available soon.


Union Symphony Orchestra
Seventeenth Concert Season
Deanna Tham, Music Director


Union Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, September 17, 2022
City of Monroe Dowd Center Theatre

Have you ever wondered what music might taste like…or what your food might sound like? Union Symphony brings you a curated night of cross-sensory exploration. Become fully immersed in crisp lagers to stormy sours and IPAs enhanced by the sparkling colors of Maurice Ravel to the tumultuous sonorities of Felix Mendelssohn, and everything in between! A flight of offerings will be available for purchase as part the evening’s musical menu. Read More.



Union Symphony Orchestra
With Craig Retzlaff, Trumpet
Saturday, October 8, 2022
City of Monroe Dowd Center Theatre

Explore one of the greatest mysteries in musical history — that of Franz Schubert’s first romantic symphony and one of his greatest works — that was never completed. Perhaps it was the specter of the great Beethoven, whose heroic Egmont Overture overlooks the opening of this concert or Schubert’s own failing health that drove the angst-ridden unfinished oeuvre. Read More.






SYMPHONY of SCIENCE The Science of Sound
Union Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, March 25, 2023
City of Monroe Dowd Center Theatre

What goes into making sounds? How do all of the different instruments in the orchestra work? What are the things that turn the science of noise into beautiful music? Come explore the inner scientific workings of the symphony in this family-friendly concert. Read More.





ART, MUSIC and FILM The Golden Age of Jazz
Union Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 22, 2023
City of Monroe Dowd Center Theatre




Union Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, M
ay 14, 2023, 6 PM
Main Street Plaza in Downtown Monroe

This family-friendly FREE event is a seasonal favorite, picnics and lawn chairs welcome.

Sponsored by City of Monroe. Additional support by Union County Community Foundation.




Union Symphony is pleased to have the support of The Braswell Trust, City of Monroe, The Dowd Foundation, Union County Community Foundation, Union County Public Schools and Wingate University.

For a complete list of our partners and patrons, please view our membership page.





Extend your concert experience in Downtown Monroe. Come early or stay late and enjoy all that Downtown Monroe, N.C. has to offer.
Below are some of the fantastic downtown locations for food and beverage, all within ¼ of a mile of the City of Monroe Dowd Center Theatre.