FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

2018-2019 Season Tickets Now Available!

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra announced their 2018-2019 season on Tuesday, April 17th. The season includes a variety of concerts from The Music of John Williams, to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. See below for information on the upcoming season. Season tickets are now available for purchase through the links below, or by phone at (910)433-4690.

Season Subscription Packages Now Available!

Save up to 20% on tickets for our 2018-2019 season by purchasing a season subscription package! Choose from the following:

Full Season Subscription (tickets to all seven concerts at a 20% savings!), Five Concert Subscription (tickets to five of our seven concerts at a 15% savings!), or a You Pick Three Subscription (vouchers good for any three concerts at a 10% savings!)

 

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

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311

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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.

 

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

St. John’s Episcopal Church

302 Green Street, Downtown Fayetteville

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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.

 

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. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Featured Musician

Ronnal Ford, II – Third Oboe, English Horn

Ronnal Ford, a DMA oboe student at UNC Greensboro, has been playing English horn and oboe with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra since the 2011-2012 season. Ronnal currently teaches at Guilford Technical Community College and Forsyth Technical Community College. Prior to those appointments, he held positions as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the oboe studio at UNCG, and has served as the Adjunct Professor of Music at Winston Salem State University, where he taught Oboe, Bassoon and Violin. In addition to the Fayetteville Symphony, Ronnal often performs with the Durham Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, and the Piedmont Wind Symphony on flute, oboe, and clarinet. He is also an active chamber musician with the award-winning reed quintet, Quintet Sirocco.

In 2008, he completed his Master of Music degree in English horn and oboe performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with John Ellis. In addition to the oboe, Ronnal is pursuing a cognate in multiple woodwind performance, where he also studied flute, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon, along with a music theory pedagogy certificate. Upon completion of his DMA degree, Ronnal is looking to continue performing in orchestras and chamber ensembles, as well as teaching on the collegiate level. His teachers have included Dr. Ashley Barret and John Ellis (oboe), Dr. Kelly Burke and Dr. Anthony Taylor (clarinet), Dr. Deborah Egekvist (flute), Dr. Michael Burns (bassoon), and Dr. Steven Stusek (saxophone).

In his free time, Ronnal can be found playing with his 2 children, 2 dogs, cooking and cruising around town on his Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic. Ronnal can be found via his website, http://RonFordMusic.com.

 

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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