FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

2016-2017 Concerts

Al Sturgis Headshot - edit

Fall Spooktacular!

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC

Alfred Sturgis, Guest Conductor

Presenting Sponsor: Sandhills Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Pre-Concert Talk with the FSO “Music Nerd” and Al Sturgis will begin at 6:45pm

PROGRAM NOTES

It’s Witches vs Sorcerers for this special Halloween program for the entire family led by Guest Conductor Al Sturgis, conductor of the Tar River Orchestra, Carolina Ballet, and the North Carolina Master Chorale. Come in your halloween costume as you enjoy an evening of spooktacular music, both classical and popular, all set to the stories of witches and sorcerers!

 

 

Stefan Sanders Headshot - editCzech It Out!

Saturday, November 19th, 2016 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, NC

Stefan Sanders, Guest Conductor

Presenting Sponsor: Carolina Inn & Carolina Highlands

Pre-Concert Talk with the FSO “Music Nerd” and Stefan Sanders will begin at 6:45pm

PROGRAM NOTES

With Guest Conductor Stefan Sanders, Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fayetteville Symphony will perform Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 – a work that is cheery and lyrical, drawing its inspiration from the Bohemian folk music that Dvorak loved. This concert will also include a solo performance by FSO’s own Scott Marosek on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major.

 

Aram Demirjian Headshot - editWaltzing in a Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC

Aram Demirjian, Guest Conductor

Susan Durham-Lozaw, Vocal Soloist

Presenting Sponsor: Cape Fear Eye Associates, P.A.

Pre-Concert Talk with the FSO “Music Nerd” and Aram Demirjian will begin at 6:45pm

PROGRAM NOTES

Bring your family and celebrate the holiday season with the Fayetteville Symphony and Guest Conductor Aram Demirjian, Music Director of the Knoxville Symphony, for an evening of traditional holiday music that will have you feeling like you’re waltzing in a winter wonderland!

 

A Little Night Music LogoA Little Night Music

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

302 Green St., Fayetteville, NC

PROGRAM NOTES

The first chamber concert held at St. John’s Episcopal Church will feature our string musicians performing an enjoying night of music that includes Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik – a work that, to this day, is still one of the most well-known pieces of music ever composed.

 

 

 

Handel Water Music LogoHandel: Water Music

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

302 Green St., Fayetteville, NC

PROGRAM NOTES

For the second chamber concert held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, musicians of the Fayetteville Symphony will perform Handel’s ever popular Water Music. Originally composed to be performed on the River Thames for King George I in 1717, this piece includes several well-known tunes that are a joy to listen to, and easy on the ear.

 

 

 

Phonix Symphony Portraits by Jared PlattThe Wild Wild West

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC

Joseph Young, Guest Conductor

Presenting Sponsor: Bryan Honda

Pre-Concert Talk with the FSO “Music Nerd” and Joseph Young will begin at 6:45pm

PROGRAM NOTES

Giddy up! It’s Cowboy time! Join the Fayetteville Symphony and Guest Conductor Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director, as they perform an evening filled with classical and popular works that depict the Wild West. And don’t forget your cowboy boots and hat!

 

Dina Gilbert Headshot - editHeroes Among Us

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC

Dina Gilbert, Guest Conductor

Presenting Sponsor: H&H Homes

Pre-Concert Talk with the FSO “Music Nerd” and Dina Gilbert will begin at 6:45pm

PROGRAM NOTES

To close out the season, the Fayetteville Symphony and Guest Conductor Dina Gilbert, Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, will perform a concert dedicated to all military and civil servants – honoring all heroes among us. The concert will include classical and popular works dedicated to heroism, including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”

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A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 | 7:30pm

Festival Park, Downtown Fayetteville

Free Admission.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to Huff Concert Hall at Methodist University.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present their fifth annual free concert: A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces. Conducted by Dr. Timothy Altman, UNC Pembroke Music Department Chair, Professor of Trumpet, and Principal Trumpet of the Fayetteville Symphony, the orchestra will perform a series of patriotic and popular works to honor all members of our armed forces for Memorial Day Weekend.

Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on if needed.

This concert is sponsored by: Terri Union, Bryan Honda, Hutchens Law Firm, Select Bank&Trust, and the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

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.

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Featured Musician

Warren Ferguson – Viola

Warren-FergusonViolist Warren Ferguson has been a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra since 2008.  He is also a member of other regional orchestras including the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, Musica Chamber Ensemble, and the  Carolina Philharmonic.  He performs the majority of the weekends of the year.  He is a past member of the Long Bay Symphony and Dayton Philharmonic and has played with the North Carolina Symphony and Durham Symphony.  He also plays violin, including Irish and Celtic music, bluegrass, and jazz, appearing with other talented like minded musicians.  He studied viola performance at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where he received his Bachelors of Music, and went on to receive a Masters in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at Wright State University and studied Irish traditional music at the University of Limerick.  His regular day job is as a software engineer.  He loves to play music and finds it helps provide a good life balance that brings enjoyment to many.

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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 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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