FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

2016-2017 Concerts

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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

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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!

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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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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

Laura Blankenship – Violin

Lauraheadshotb+wLaura is from Kernersville, North Carolina, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she studied with Dr. Fabián López. In 2015 she earned her master’s degree in violin performance from the University of Wyoming where she studied with Dr. John Fadial. Currently Laura freelances in the Piedmont Triad and throughout North Carolina. She holds the principal second violin position in the Salisbury Symphony and has performed in the Cheyenne and Wyoming symphonies. She also loves teaching and has a violin studio at St. Mary’s Music Academy in High Point, NC.

In addition to teaching and performing, Laura is an assistant orchestra librarian for the Eastern Music Festival during the summer.

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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