FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

2017-2018 Concerts

 

It is my distinct honor to begin this season as the new music director of your Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra and I are delighted to invite you and your families to be a part of an unforgettable “Carolina” themed season of all kinds of magnificent music. From American masterpieces like Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring to Gershwin’s beloved Summertime, we look forward to entertaining and inspiring audiences with each program this year. We are also very excited to feature great guest artists like world renowned Metropolitan Opera soprano Angela Brown on a program in February that will celebrate the sesquicentennial of Fayetteville State University. I am especially eager to reconnect with the orchestra’s musicians and continue deepening our musical relationship. We look forward to meeting you at performances and in our great community of Fayetteville, NC!” – Stefan Sanders, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Music Director

 

PURCHASE SEASON CONCERT TICKETS HERE

Choose from a Full Season Subscription Package (tickets to all 7 concerts at a 20% savings), a Five Concert Series Subscription Package (tickets to all concerts except the two St. John’s Chamber Concerts at a 15% savings), or a You Pick Three Subscription Package (redeemable vouchers good for any 3 concerts of your choice at a 10% savings).

 

Cape Fear

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

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

Nefarious pirates and treacherous seas! Join the Fayeteville Symphony Orchestra and new Music Director Stefan Sanders for this family friendly concert as we explore our Carolina coastline, home to pirates and shipwrecks. Works to be performed include Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Music from Hook, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more! Come dressed in your best pirate costume, and start practicing your pirate slang – ye not want to be marooned on an island for disobeying the pirate code!

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A Carolina Holiday

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayeteville, NC

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

Although snow at Christmas is not common here, you can enjoy White Christmas with the Fayetteville Symphony. Come celebrate the  holiday season with traditional and popular holiday tunes to get you in the holiday spirit! And what’s better at this time of year than the sounds of children’s voices raised in song? The Fayetteville Academy Chorus will join the symphony for several selections.

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The French Connection

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

302 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC

Francophiles and Lafayette lovers, this concert is for you! Our first chamber concert of the season at St. John’s will feature the Fayetteville Symphony String Quartet as they perform Ravel’s String Quartet, a piece that is a cornerstone composition of French Impressionism.

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Music of the New World

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

302 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC

Our second chamber concert at St. John’s will feature the Fayetteville Symphony Brass and Woodwind Quintets performing American works including ones by Foster, Gershwin, and Bernstein.

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1867-2017: A 150-Year Celebration!

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC

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

In celebration of the sesquicentennial of Fayetteville State University, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will be performing with guest artist, the world-renowned soprano Angela Brown. Together we will explore the influence of African Americans on music composed during this 150-year time period including works by Joplin, Gershwin, and Still.

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Americana

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

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

Join the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate being American, from the military to the movies, performing pieces such as American Salute, Apollo 13, and Forrest Gump. Portions of this concert will include side-by-side performances with the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as a solo performance by the winner of the Harlan Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition.

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Appalachian Spring

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC

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

Travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last concert of our Carolina season. Imagine hiking the Appalachian Trail as the symphony performs Copland’s Appalchian Spring and Sibelius’s Finlandia. This concert will also feature a solo performance by Alex Jokippi, Principal Trumpet of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as he performs an original piece composed for him.

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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

Steve Skillman – Principal French Horn

Symphony_casual_0176.JPGSteve Skillman is the principal horn of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is also a frequent performer with the Wilmington Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Opera Carolina, and chamber groups throughout the region. He has appeared in shows in Myrtle Beach with Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, and the late Ray Charles, as well as many touring Broadway productions. Mr. Skillman served as a teacher and administrator for thirty years in Brunswick County, North Carolina, and also taught horn at UNC Wilmington. He received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from East Carolina University, where he studied with James Parnell. Mr. Skillman is a former president of the Brunswick Arts Council, and is a recipient of the Award of Excellence from the North Carolina Bandmaster’s Association.

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. 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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