FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Endowments

2015 Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Endowment Video Courtesy of Moonlight Communications.

Click here for the Endowment Brochure.

Since 1956 the Symphony has educated, entertained, and inspired generations.  Resources are needed to continue the legacy.  Ticket sales, sponsorships, grants, sales, and gifts provide annual operating revenue.  Legacy Giving ensures that the brilliant performances of the Symphony continue.  Legacy Giving creates financial stability, attracts instrumental talent, and builds lasting relationships.

Supporting the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra endowment will ensure that future generations will be inspired by the very music that inspired our founders.

Our endowment goal is to raise $5 million.  The endowment fund resides within the Cumberland Community Foundation and was established with a gift from Berte Howell to endow the Assistant Concertmaster chair.

A gift to the Symphony Endowment Fund will:

  1. Expand the number of students served through the music education program
  2. Increase the variety and location of music performances
  3. Maintain the artistic excellence achieved with the leadership of Maestro Fakhouri
  4. Financially sustain the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Your Legacy Gift will Educate, Entertain and Inspire.

Consider a gift of cash, an insurance policy, a gift in your will, appreciated stock, real estate, and other tangible property towards the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra endowment fund.

Or, establish your own endowment fund to support the Symphony.  Your gift will ensure that the Symphony plays on and on and on.

To learn more about giving options through the FSO Endowment Fund, please call the Symphony Office at (910)433-4690 or the Cumberland Community Foundation at (910)483-4449.

 

Current Endowed Chairs

In order to build a stable financial base for the FSO into the future, an Endowed Chairs Program was instituted in 2004 at the Cumberland Community Foundation with a gift made by Mrs. Berte Howell.

Why not honor a loved one by endowing a chair of the FSO in their name? We honor our patrons of endowed chairs with permanent listing in the concert program. Naming opportunities are available for chairs endowed for $35,000 – $1,000,000.

To learn more about our Chair Underwriting program, call the FSO office at (910) 433-4690.

All endowments are held at Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., PO Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC 28302 (910)483-4449

 

 Conductor’s Podium

The Fouad K. Fakhouri Endowment for Artistic Excellence

Given by Anonymous Donors

In Honor of Fouad Fakhouri, Music Director 2004-2016

 

Concertmaster Society

Will Gillis Military Appreciation Endowed FSO Chair

Given by William John Gillis

This chair is currently held by Dr. Fabian Lopez.

 

Principal Players’ Society

Principal Viola

Principal Viola Endowed Chair

Given Anonymously

This chair is currently held by Dr. Clark Spencer.

 

Principal Cello

The Carlos Zukowski Memorial Endowment

Given by Terri Union in loving memory of her husband, Carlos Zukowski

This chair is currently held by Nate Leyland.

 

Principal Flute

The Barbara Terry Chair

Given by Ellenor and Dan Barker

This chair is currently held by Sarah Busman.

 

Principal Oboe

Grace Butler Keith Chair

Given by Anne and Tom Keith

This chair is currently held by Jessica Miller.

 

Principal French Horn

Robert Drake Chair

Given by Robert Drake

This chair is currently held by Steve Skillman.

 

Principal Trumpet

Susan and Richard Shereff Chair

Given by Susan and Richard Shereff

This chair is currently held by Dr. Tim Altman.

 

Principal Tuba

Phoebe Edna Williams Curl Chair

Given by Edna Curl (posthumously)

This chair is currently held by Dr. Andrew Smith.

 

Principal Piano

Principal Piano Endowed Chair

Given Anonymously

This chair is currently held by Dr. Scott Marosek.

 

Players’ Society

Assistant Concertmaster

Berte Dean Carter and AA Howell, Jr. Endowed Chair

Given by Berte D. Carter Howell

This chair is currently held by Erica Shirts.

 

Second Violin

Leroy Anderson Chair for the Last Chair in Second Violins

Given Anonymously

This chair is currently held by Laurel Wachtler.

 

String Bass

William F. Grimes and Frances Loy Grimes

Endowment for String Bass

Given by Frances Loy Grimes

This chair is currently held by Nathaniel Goldsmith.

 

Second Clarinet

Michael and Lynette Green Chair

in loving memory of the Samuel Fine Family, John and Ursula Green and Carlos Zukowski

Given by Lyn and Michael Green

This chair is currently held by Nathan Olawsky

Featured Musician

Anne Leyland – Principal Second Violin

Anne Leyland, a native of Pensacola, Florida, began her violin studies at the age of six with Anna Tringas, a former pupil of the late Ivan Galamian. She continued her studies at the Meadowmount School of Music, Louisiana State University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie- Mellon University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree with honors. Among her teachers was the late Fritz Siegal, former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
 
Mrs. Leyland has performed as soloist with the Pensacola Symphony, Ft. Myers Symphony, Congress of Strings Orchestra, and the Louisiana State University Orchestra. While in Pittsburgh, she performed as first violinist in numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and was first violinist with the Mezzanine String Quartet. Currently, Ms. Leyland is the Concertmaster of both the Durham and Tar River Symphonies, and is a first violinist with the North Carolina Opera. In addition to performing regularly with the Fayetteville Symphony, Ms Leyland has enjoyed performing in such North Carolina groups as the Charleston, Savannah, Charlotte, and North Carolina Symphonies. She has appeared in concert with numerous classical music legends such as Joshua Bell, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pinchas Zuckerman, Lynn Harrell, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Watts and Luciano Pavarotti. Pop music has always interested Ms. Leyland and she has enjoyed sharing the stage with Jerry Lewis, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, The Moody Blues, and many more.
 
Among her faculty appointments have been positions with Chatham College and Arts in the Parks in Pittsburgh, and she has maintained an active private studio since 1984. She is the Instructor of Violin at Saint Mary’s School, where she also directs the String Ensemble. Ms. Leyland joined the faculty of Ravenscroft School in 2008 as an Instructor of Violin, and was named an Artist in Residence in 2015. 

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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