2015-2016 Concerts

The Live Experience….A Shared Adventure


Beethoven-and-Blue-Jeans-Square-300x293Beethoven and Blue Jeans

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University


Come in your jeans for the opening concert of our 2015-2016 season! Experience Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, a piece Beethoven describes as “one of his best works.” The program will also include Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, as performed by FSO’s own Fabian Lopez (Concertmaster), Nate Leyland (Cello), and Scott Marosek (Piano).

Sponsored By: Anderson Creek Club



Holiday Pops - Square MainHoliday Pops

featuring International Vocalist and Ft. Bragg Military Spouse 

Kaitlyn Lusk

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

Bring your family and celebrate the holiday season with the Fayetteville Symphony for an evening of traditional holiday music and a special surprise for the kids!

Sponsored By: Britton Law | Cape Fear Valley Health | Carolina Comfort Air | Lonnie Player Law | Single Source Real Estate | Village Green Real Estate & Development



Brandenburg-Concertos-Square-300x293Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville

Musicians of the Fayetteville Symphony perform selected works of the Brandenburg Concertos at the unique venue of St. John’s Episcopal Church.  These concertos, written for chamber orchestra, became the benchmark of Baroque music and have an immense power to move people almost three centuries after they were written.






Four-Seasons-Square-300x293Four Seasons

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville

Come in out of the cold at St. John’s Episcopal Church and journey through the seasons. Musicians of the Fayetteville Symphony will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, one of the most well-known Baroque works.







Love-Stories-Square-300x293Love Stories: A Date with the Symphony

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University


PRE-CONCERT TALK with the FSO “Music Nerd” and musicians will begin at 6:45pm.

Visit a special opening of Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime at the Methodist University David McCune International Art Gallery before the concert from 5:30pm-7:00pm! This exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. For more information visit www.davidmccunegallery.org.

Come out for a romantic evening with your special someone as the Fayetteville Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring FSO’s own Fabian Lopez (Concertmaster), and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. The orchestra reflects Princess Scheherazade’s own story telling, weaving surprise, suspense, and sensuality into a truly magical performance.

Sponsored By: H&H Homes


Lights-Camera-Symphony-Square-300x293Lights, Camera, Symphony!

Saturday, March 12th, 2016 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University


PRE-CONCERT TALK with the FSO “Music Nerd” and musicians will begin at 6:45pm.

A family night favorite – join the Fayetteville Symphony as they perform popular selections from some of your favorite movies such as the Music from Frozen, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings , and much more.

Two selections on the program to be performed side-by-side with the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Sponsored By: Sandhills Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery



Carmina-Burana-Square-300x293Carmina Burana

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University


PRE-CONCERT TALK with the FSO “Music Nerd” and musicians will begin at 6:45pm.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Cumberland Oratorio Singers partner again to perform Carmina Burana – a spectacle of voice and orchestra. This concert will also feature a solo performance by the winner of the Harlan Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition with the symphony.




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A Symphonic Salute to the US Armed Forces

presented by the

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg

Sunday, May 29th, 2016 | 7:30pm


The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg are pleased to present their fourth annual free concert: A Symphonic Salute to the US Armed Forces. Both groups will perform together on stage to present an evening of patriotic music to honor our armed forces this Memorial Day Weekend.


A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces is sponsored by:


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All concert programs can be subject to change. Though we try our best to make sure they don’t, unforseen circumstances can still affect each program as they are planned a year in advance. We thank you for your understanding.





Featured Musician

Cat Keen Hock – Bass Clarinet/Clarinet

Cat Keen HockDr. Catherine Keen Hock, originally from eastern North Carolina, has found a home teaching and performing in the Piedmont Triad area of NC.  Currently, Cat is the bass clarinetist for the Fayetteville and Salisbury Symphony Orchestras and is a member of the woodwind faculty at the Music Academy of North Carolina.  Cat is an avid supporter of new music, especially chamber music, and is a founding member of the award-winning ensemble Quintet Sirocco.  She completed a DMA in Clarinet Performance and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Historical Musicology at UNC Greensboro in 2012, and her previous degrees include a MM in Performance from UNCG and a BA with Honors in Music Performance from Wake Forest University. Cat has studied with Kelly Burke, Anthony Taylor, Edwin Riley, Eileen Young, and Michael Waddell. 

To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony performs 6-8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other arts agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at Cape Fear Botanical Garden and St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as a military appreciation concert held over Memorial Day Weekend in collaboration with The Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Summer Music Camps.

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