The Notes That Changed the World

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Date(s) - 10/23/21
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Dowd Center Theatre

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PC: David Brandt

The Notes That Changed the World
In Memory of W. Frank Dowd, III
Saturday, October 23, 2021

7:30 PM
Deanna Tham, music director
David Brooks, piano soloist
City of Monroe Dowd Center Theatre

Mozart, Overture to Don Giovanni
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII: 11
             with David Brooks, piano
L. Van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

Let the Union Symphony Orchestra rock you to your core with dramatic works by iconic composers. Operatic death and deception, and the four most famous notes in all of music are sure to shake the ground beneath your feet. Mozart’s Don Giovanni overture — a visceral and soul trembling work coined by the composer the morning of its premier — foretells the German masters’ obsession with destiny. Beethoven then wrestles with his mortal time in his most famous work, the fifth symphony, where four famous notes vividly depict fate knocking at the door. Additionally, we present the Dowd Piano with a performance by local piano virtuoso, David Brooks, in his mastery of Joseph Haydn’s most famous D major piano concerto. The piano is a gift to Union Symphony In Loving Memory of W. Frank Dowd, III. This opening season performance will take place at the City of Monroe Dowd Center Theatre.

Details are subject to change. Check the website for updates

Thank you to our Season Partner, Union County Community Arts Council.

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.

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