The Nutcracker


The 25th Anniversary Production of The Nutcracker was an unprecedented thrill for all. The Union County Youth Ballet, with live music by Union Symphony Orchestra, performed the The Nutcracker on December 8–9 at The Batte Center. All six performances were to sold out audiences and received standing ovations. Bonita Simpson, artistic director of Union County Youth Ballet was heralded for her […]

Magical, Dreamy, Fantastical…


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



The Nutcracker Union Symphony partnered with the Union County Youth Ballet for their twenty-fourth production of The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky. They performed last Friday and Saturday at The Batte Center. Live music was brought to you by the Nutcracker Open golf tournament, thank you to everyone who supported that event. Many thanks to our […]

Photos and Video from The Nutcracker & Advent Service


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