FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

2018-2019 Concerts

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Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 7:30pm

New Location: Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Tickets available at the door.

From the iconic melodies of the Star Wars saga, Harry Potter and E.T. to the patriotic strains of Saving Private Ryan, the music of John Williams is adored the world over. Experience these masterpieces and many more performed in concert with your Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. This program will also include music from Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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

To learn more before the concert, you can read The Music of John Williams Program Notes 10.6.18.

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

302 Green Street, Downtown Fayetteville

Tickets are available at the door.

Revel in the balanced beauty of the Baroque in a program of beloved masterpieces by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos were a royal gift to the court of Brandenburg in 1721; they have remained some of the greatest and most beloved compositions of the Baroque era. FSO musicians and Music Director, Stefan Sanders will perform the third and fourth Brandenburg Concertos along with portions from Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor. Also on the program is the bright and lively Concerto for Two Trumpets by Antonio Vivaldi. And what better place to experience this great music than in the beauty and intimacy of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

To learn more before the concert, you can read Royal Court of Brandenburg Program Notes 11.15.18.

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC, 28301

Featuring Guest Artist, award-winning vocalist and songwriter:

Gabrielle Stravelli

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Celebrate the season with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra! We have created an entertaining and heartwarming program entitled Home for the Holidays. Reminiscent of USO Holiday Shows, our program features renowned jazz vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli in many of the best holiday songs ever written. This swinging program is sure to get your toes tapping and voices singing. The Fayetteville Symphony will be joined by the Fayetteville Academy Chorus on select numbers.

Join us as we pay tribute to such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton, and Duke Ellington for a fun program the entire family will enjoy.

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

To learn more before the concert, you can read Home for the Holidays Program Notes 12.1.18.

Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

302 Green Street, Downtown Fayetteville

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St. John’s Episcopal Church is the perfect place to experience the magic of Mozart. Music Director, Stefan Sanders and the wind players of the FSO have crafted a program highlighting Mozart’s three most popular operas, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni, as well as the brooding Serenade No. 12 in C minor. This program reveals the wide range of character and emotion Mozart was able to convey in his music; a perfect blend of unforgettable melodies and virtuostic artistry.

To learn more before the concert, you can read Magical Mozart Program Notes 1.17.19

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311

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“If music be the food of love, play on,” said William Shakespeare. Join the Fayetteville Symphony
Orchestra as we embrace this love themed program of passionate music including selections from Prokofiev’s colorful and descriptive Romeo and Juliet, plus iconic music from Casablanca and West Side Story. This program also features world renowned piano virtuoso Anton Nel, performing Rachmaninov’s impassioned Piano Concerto No. 2. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner this performance is the perfect way to musically express how you feel about that special someone.

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

To learn more before the concert, you can read Love in the Air Program Notes 2.9.19.

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311

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A tribute to our Armed Forces by your Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra with portions of this concert side-by-side with students of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra program. Some pieces to be performed include Barber’s Adagio for Strings, music from The Patriot, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. This concert will also feature a concerto performance by the winner of the Harlan Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition.

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

To learn more before the concert, you can read FSO, March! 3.9.19.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311

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Experiencing Beethoven’s monumental 9th Symphony performed live is a significant event. With nearly 200 performers on stage, Beethoven’s masterpiece is just as powerful today as ever. Can you imagine what people thought when they heard this gargantuan piece for the first time? This concert will feature the Spring Festival Chorus consisting of the Cumberland Oratorio Singers, the Methodist University Chorale, and other area choirs.

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

To learn more before the concert, you can read Ode to Joy Program Notes 4.13.19.

Featured Musician

Dr. Larry Wells – Second Trumpet

IMG_9086rt webDr. Larry Wells holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Washington State University (1990). He holds a Master of Science in Teaching Music from Portland State University (1996), and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance/Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas (2006). His dissertation is entitled Construction Applications, Practices, and Techniques of Natural Trumpets; A Comparative Analysis of Baroque and Modern Era Trumpet Construction Methods.

Currently, Larry holds the Union-Zukowski Endowed Professor of the Fine Arts position at Methodist University as the Professor of Music and the Director of Instrumental Studies/Trumpet. Prior to his appointment at Methodist, Larry taught for one year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and three years at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

In addition to teaching, Larry is the co-music director for the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Previously, Larry was the General Manager and Associate Conductor for the 500+ member Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland, Oregon. Larry also spent four years working for the David. G. Monette Corp. building custom trumpets for notable players such as Wynton Marsalis, Manny Laureano, Terrance Blanchard, the late Adolph Herseth, and Maynard Ferguson.

As a performer, Larry holds a position in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and the Carolina Philharmonic. In addition, he has played numerous times with the Cape Fear Regional Theater, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Opera, the Oregon Symphony, the Eugene Symphony and Opera, and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. While at the University of North Texas, Larry played with the UNT Symphonic Band, UNT Baroque Orchestra, and the UNT Opera Orchestra. He has performed with Marie Osmund, The Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, and as a guest musician with the Jordanian National Symphony in Amman, Jordan.

As a soloist, Larry completed a recital tour in Italy during the summer of 2013. During that tour he played in Bologna, Florence, and Trent. In May of 2014, Larry recorded his first CD, using repertoire from the Italy tour along with some added material.

Larry regularly serves on the faculty of various summer camps and festivals. These include The Methodist University “Summer Jam”, the Fayetteville Symphony’s “Summer Music Festival”, The Presbyterian Music Association’s “Montreat Camp”, and The Oregon Coast Music Festival.

Outside of music, Larry’s interests include playing golf, woodworking, and exploring New Orleans with his wife Tracey and three children: Pruette (16), Harrison (14), and Daulton (11).

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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 typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.


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