Tchaikovsky and Sugar Plum Visions

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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 by Marius Petipa, this ballet has been delighting audiences since 1892. The magical story of young Clara and the toys  under her family’s Christmas Tree-The Nutcracker in battle with the Mouse  King and their travel to the Land of Sweets-includes some of the best-loved  melodies ever written.In Tchaikovsky’s colorful score (“Waltz of the Flowers”, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”), both the celesta and bass clarinet were introduced to the symphony orchestra.

In present times, less dance companies are able to present the The Nutcracker with live orchestra, as it was intended. With huge gratitude to The Nutcracker Open Golf Committee, it is a privilege that the Union Symphony Orchestra can collaborate with the Union County Youth Ballet on this delightful endeavor!

A big thank you to our sponsors:
Hendrick Automotive Group
True Car
ARC Technology

EasterFPC14Advent Service

Union Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Kenneth Brown, will perform at First Presbyterian Church in Monroe for their Advent Service at 11 AM this Sunday, December 11.

 Christmas Concert

Allegro Strings Youth Ensemble performed Christmas favorites which included “Two English Carols” and “The First Noel” prior to the concert, “Go Tell It!” arranged by Jack Schrader. Union Symphony Orchestra along with the Central United Methodist Church Chorus gave a lovely performance, with pieces such as “Silent Night”, “Christmas Melody”, and “Mary, Did You Know?”.

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Following the CUMC concert Mr. Tom and Mrs. Carole Williams hosted a party at their home for USL and friends. We are thrilled that Union Symphony League has been awarded the Gold Medal of Excellence by the League of American Orchestras. The award will be presented to the league June 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.













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