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Join the award-winning Western Piedmont Symphony chamber orchestra for another FREE musical extravaganza on the square in downtown Hickory Under the Sails. The concert will be held on Sunday, September 20 from 5-7 pm. Rain/Weather location will be the SALT Block Auditorium located at the Arts & Science Center. According to Maestro John Gordon Ross, “the theme of the Fall Pops! is “Dance Machine.”

Maestro Ross and the orchestra will perform a wide range of “dance” music that spans several hundred years. Invite your family and friends and spend a beautiful fall day listening to beautiful music. Bring a lawn chair, pack your own picnic or visit one of the downtown restaurants. This free concert is sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Hickory Metro Conventions & Visitors. It’s Music. Well Crafted.

Western Piedmont Symphony is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Business offices are located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. Box office hours are 9 am until 2:00 pm daily. Visit the Symphony’s website at or contact them at 828.324.8603 or