Weekend With Union Symphony

Christmas Cantata: The Incarnation








Central United Methodist Church of Monroe Music Ministries will present its seventh annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 PM in the church’s sanctuary. Beginning the program will be Christmas selections presented by Central’s Casavant pipe organ and Union Symphony Brass members with two glorious carol arrangements for brass/organ/audience and choir. Members of the Union Symphony Orchestra will then be joined by a 40 voice community choir for the cantata. Before the concert Allegro Strings will provide Celtic and traditional holiday music. The concert is under the direction of Central’s Director of Music/Organist James O’Dell.

A Taste of the Season  

Loaves and Fishes of Union County’s 2013 Taste of the Season will be 6:00 -8:30 on Thursday, December 5, 2013  at the Victorian Crow’s Nest. Dorian Fiddles, under the direction of  Beth Joy Fowler, will provide beautiful music throughout the benefit. The night will be filled with sample size holiday specialty dishes, a silent auction, and raffles. Admission is $25 at the door. Read more about this event…


UnionYouthBallet&Orchestra13Experience the magic of the festive season on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm at Monroe Crossing in Believe, featuring the 77 member Union Symphony Youth Orchestra directed by Tom LaJoie, the 27 member Union Symphony Prelude String Orchestra directed by Sabrina Howard, and Union Jazz Improvisational Ensemble directed by Dennis Contreras with guests Marvin Ridge High School Jazz directed by Keith James, performing along with Union County Youth Ballet directed by Bonita Simpson. Believe will kick off with a powerful performance of Alan Silvestri’s Polar Express and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

Tree Lighting in Downtown Monroe

artwalk 10-11-2013 (62)Union Jazz, under the direction of Dennis Contreras, will provide live entertainment  at 6:00 pm for the Tree Lighting in Downtown Monroe on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Kilgore will begin at 6:30 pm. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony holiday activities will be available until 9:00 pm. Activities will include pictures with Santa and Rudolph, a holiday petting zoo, live carolers, and carriage rides. Don’t miss out on this family friendly holiday event. Read more about this event…

A Holiday Discount Just For You

New HolidayGiftPoster13_webWe are offering a holiday discount to attend Union Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Rhythm of the Dance on March 16, 2014 and Union Symphony Orchestra’s Czech and Balances on April 27, 2014 for the special holiday price of $33.