Allegro Strings


Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles Corinne Chausse, interim director Students, under the direction of Corinne Chausse, played recent community events, including AMG Awards, Shoppes at Nottingham, Symphony of Holiday Homes Tour, Monroe Sorosis Book Club (Est. 1899), Billy Graham Library, opening for Central United Methodist Church’s Christmas Concert, and Jesse Helms Center. […]

Holiday Happenings of Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles


Thanks to all who attended CUMC’s annual Christmas Concert with Union Symphony Orchestra, conducted by CUMC Music Director James O’Dell. Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles, under the direction of Corinne Chausse, interim director, opened the concert.     Photos by David Brandt

CUMC Festive Choir with Union Symphony Orchestra



Union Symphony pays tribute to Beth Joy Fowler (1938–2019), the founding music director of Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles, for her esteemed contributions to music education. Beth Joy Fowler was a music teacher of choirs, strings, orchestras, and handbells in several public and private schools. She was also a violinist […]

Tribute to Beth Joy Fowler




CUMC Christmas Concert “Light is dawning: hope, peace and love. Warmth is spreading peace, love and joy.” This past Sunday, under the direction of James O’Dell, Union Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed the Christmas concert, SMALL, Dancing LIGHT, music by Taylor Scott Davis and text by Terry W. York, published […]

Sounds of the Season


CUMC Christmas Concert Under the direction of James O’Dell, Central United Methodist Church Festival Choir and Union Symphony will perform their annual Christmas concert, Silent Light on Sunday, December 3rd at 5 PM. Overture by Allegro Strings.

JOY in the Making



  Sonic Vista April 29, 2017 at 7 PM Mehul’s Overture to “La Chasse de Jeune Henri” Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor The Batte Center, Wingate University Jennifer Parker-Harley, soloist Richard Rosenberg, Artistic Director         Jazz at John’s Place Matthews Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2-5 PM […]

The Batte Center, John’s Place Matthews, Downtown Monroe and More…


The Nutcracker Union County Youth Ballet Union Symphony Orchestra December 9 & 10, 7 PM  The Batte Center Wingate University Union Symphony is pleased this season to partner with the Union County Youth Ballet for their twenty-fourth production of The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann and choreographed […]

Tchaikovsky and Sugar Plum Visions