Meet Jessica Mathaes

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 Monroe Art Walk

Join us for Art Walk where the work of different artists is featured along every stop. There will be music and light refreshments at many of the stops. Parking is available behind the building on Stewart Street and beside the building in public parking (access from Stewart Street).

Union Symphony Youth Ensembles will perform in the lobby outside the symphony office at 201 N Main Street Monroe.

Art Walk Performances
6 PM Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles
Piedmont Natural Gas – Community Partner
7 PM Vivace String Ensemble
8 PM Union Jazz
State Utility Contractors, Inc. – Community Partner
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JessicaMathaesInvitation to the New World

Sunday, April 24 at 4 PM
Jessica Mathaes, Violin Soloist
Violin Concerto in D major, Tchaikovsky
New World Symphony, Dvořák
Richard Rosenberg, Artistic Director
A reception to honor supporting patrons will follow the concert. The reception is hosted by the Union Symphony League.
Admission $28-23

Purchase Tickets.

Hailed by critics as “a master of the Khachaturian violin concerto” (Austin Chronicle) and “a violinist like no other” (The New York Times), award-winning violinist Jessica Mathaes enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, recording artist, educator and concertmaster. She has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States and internationally in Europe and Asia, and has been broadcast live on Performance Today, Chicago Public Radio, and ARTE, the French-German cultural television channel. She has been featured with numerous orchestras including the Austin, Victoria, Bismarck-Mandan, Round Rock, and Northwest Iowa Symphonies, and the Masterworks and National Music Festival Orchestras, and has given recitals on the Dame Myra Hess Series, the Artist Series of Sarasota, and at the University of Iowa, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, Northwestern College, Fredericksburg Music Club, Baylor University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas, the Organ Vesper Series, and the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. In 2011 she had the opportunity to serve as a musical ambassador for the US, travelling to Singapore on a solo and masterclass tour throughout the country in conjunction with the US Embassy.

At the age of 25, Ms. Mathaes became both the youngest and first female concertmaster of the Austin Symphony, a post she has held since 2005. She has premiered works by many American composers, and has served on the faculties of the Hot Springs Music Festival, the National Music Festival, the Credo Festival, the Masterworks Festival and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Her debut solo CD, “Suites and Sweets,” was released on the Centaur label in 2009 to critical acclaim in Fanfare magazine, and her second CD “Seven Deadly Sins: Violin Works of Paul Reale” was released in May of 2014 on Naxos American Classics. For more on Jessica Mathaes visit her website.


Designs of the First Decade

Symphony posters, programs, and other designs feature highlights of the first decade 2006 ̶ 2016 will be exhibited in the months of April and May at the Marshville Museum & Cultural Center 201 N. Elm Street Marshville.
Museum hours:
Fri ̶ Sat: 10 AM ̶ 4 PM
Sun: 1 PM ̶ 4 PM


 POPS Poster May 2016 300Pops on the Plaza

Union Symphony Orchestra and Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform on the Plaza in Downtown Monroe on Sunday, May 15 at 7 PM. See more…
Sponsored by the City of Monroe.