Jazz at John’s Place, Concert and MusicSpeak

Jazz at John’s Place

Join us Saturday, September 23, 3-6 PM for Jazz at John’s Place. John’s Place is a cozy, upscale neighborhood bar located right next door to Mario’s Italian Restaurant. There are many excellent food and drink choices on the menu.Union Jazz will be doing arrangements of tunes by John Coltrane, George Gershwin, Wes Montgomery, and Wayne Shorter as well as music by Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia. Thanks to John’s Place, Matthews for hosting this event. Some proceeds benefit Union Symphony.

Dennis Contreras – guitar & vocals
Chris Jones – guitar
Coleman Cook – bass
Trevor Cook – drums

Channel Surfing

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4 PM
USO with Dr. David Brooks, piano
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23
Hayden, Symphony No. 104
Matthews United Methodist Church
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Union Symphony is pleased to partner with Mario’s Italian Restaurant/John’s Place for the 2017-18 season. Join the maestro there for dinner following the concert. Union Symphony will receive proceeds from the evening. Thank you Mario’s/John’s Place!


Mario’s Italian Restaurant/John’s Place 
2945 Matthews Weddington Road
Matthews, NC, 28104


photos by Donna Norwood

The Power to Touch

Thank you to all of our guests for joining us for the Second Annual Symphony Fundraising Breakfast on Friday, September 15. MusicSpeak featured music by Union Jazz and was held at South Piedmont Community College. Thank you to Presenting Sponsor Publix Super Markets Charities. Thank you to sponsors BB&T, Thrivent Financial and sponsors The Caleb Barnhardt Family and Jim and Mary Ann Rasberry.