2019-2020 Season Concerts

Partial 2019-2020 season ticket packages still available – get yours today!

You Pick Three Concert Package




Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Celebrate female composers with this concert of pieces written exclusively by women. Come be inspired by these groundbreaking women including Florence Price, the first African American woman composer; Amy Beach, the first successful American female symphony composer; and two living composers Joan Tower and Anna Clyne.

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


Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311

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Travel with the Fayetteville Symphony and the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra as they walk in the footsteps of great composers including Wagner, Brahms, and Berlioz and Bizet. Some of the pieces to be performed include Carmen, Danzon, Academic Festival Overture, and What’s Up at the Symphony?

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


Saturday, April 4th, 2020 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311

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Join the Fayetteville Symphony as we cruise along the Vltava and dance through the Bohemian countryside. Also on this program, FSO Principal Cellist Nate Leyland will perform one of the greatest cello concertos of all time, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.

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

Featured Musician

Nathan Leyland – Principal Cello

Nathan Leyland, born in Butler, Pennsylvania, later moved to Lynchburg, Virginia and began his cello studies in their public school system at the age of nine. Nathan attended the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist Nathaniel Rosen, a former student and teaching assistant to the late Gregor Piatigorsky. Mr. Leyland has performed as soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra , Manchester Symphony Orchestra, The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and the Welsh Hills Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. Nathan began his professional career at the age of 20, becoming the cellist of the Pioneer String Quartet. In addition to that appointment, he was Principal Cellist of The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Leyland moved to North Carolina in 2001 and began performing regularly with some of the areas professional ensembles such as the North Carolina Symphony, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Master Chorale, and the Choral Society of Durham. Currently, he is the principal cellist of the North Carolina Opera, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Tar River Symphony Orchestra, and a member of The Mallarme Chamber Players. Along with these positions, Leyland is an avid chamber musician and recitalist, having performed in venues across the US.

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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