USO Artistic Director, Richard Rosenberg’s orchestral arrangement of Franz Shubert’s Andante con Moto Trio in b-flat-minor, was written to accompany a ballet; he incorporates sonorities that the composer wouldn’t have been familiar with, and he hopes that somewhere Schubert is nodding in approval. Maestro Rosenberg also fleshed-out the orchestral colors of Mahler’s final and incomplete work, the one-movement of his poignant and bittersweet 10th Symphony. Denmark’s foremost composer, Carl Nielsen artfully juxtaposes cataclysm with tranquility and nobility with the USO versus a renegade snare drum. We know in advance who wins!
Union Jazz will perform at John’s Place, Matthews on Saturday, April 21, 3 — 6 PM. Join us for a relaxing afternoon of improv jazz by Union Jazz. John’s Place is a cozy, upscale neighborhood bar located right next door to Mario’s Italian Restaurant. There are many excellent food and drink choices on the menu.