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.

 

EXCITING NEWS!

As of November 1st, 2017, we will have received an operating grant of $10,000 from Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., as well as a challenge grant from The Ashton W. Lilly Fund for Philanthropy of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. This grant will match funds donated to the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Endowment up to $25,000 beginning November 1st, 2017. Thanks to this, if you choose to establish an endowment fund to support the symphony after November 1st, 2017, it will be matched!

 

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

Dr. Andrew Smith – Principal Tuba

Andrew Smith’s musical journey has taken him all over the United States and in a wide array of musical genres and vocations. Currently, Andrew is the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Campbell University. He is also Principal Tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and maintains an active career as a low brass educator and performer. He has presented recitals and masterclasses all across the world, and has presented at numerous international conferences.

Recently, Andrew was a featured soloist at the Hermann J. Abs Chamber Music Hall at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. Additionally, he was a featured soloist with the Sandhills Wind Symphony at the Kaiserasall im Kurfürstliuchen Schloss Mainz, located in the Kaiser’s Palace, and the Mittelrhein Music Festival in Koblenz, Germany.

Additional solo performances include Guest Artist Recitals at Winthrop University, Brandon University, UNC Pembroke, The North Carolina Trombone Festival, and at the 2011 and 2013 Great Plains Regional Tuba Conferences. Andrew has been a featured soloist with the Triangle Youth Brass Band, Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band, The Watson Band, Triangle Brass Band, UNCG Jazz Ensemble, Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, and the UNC Greensboro University Band. Dr. Smith also was a featured artist at Oneonta State University and the Eastman School of Music’s Women in Music Festival.

In addition to his solo performing, Andrew Smith maintains an active career as an orchestral tubist. He has performed with the Fayetteville (NC), Roanoke, Rochester, Rainier (WA), Buffalo, and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he has been a member of the North Carolina Brass Band, Georgia Brass Band, Tubist in the Internationally Acclaimed Brass Quintet Bay Street Brassworks, Eastman Brass Guild, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

At Campbell University, Andrew is the director of the Sound of the Sandhills Athletic Bands. The bands perform at football games, as well as Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The Sound of the Sandhills is comprised of over 125 auditioned students, and is one of the most prestigious bands in the Big South Athletic Conference. Dr. Smith also serves as a judge and clinician at numerous North Carolina State Marching Band Competitions.

In addition to his active career as a performer, Andrew Smith also has been given presentations at the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference at Indiana University, the 2013 Great Plains Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, the 2013 Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of North Florida, 2013 National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technician’s International Conference, and the 2013 Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at Ithaca College. Topics of clinics include “The History of the Publications of ITEA,” “Repairs From The Back Row – A Different Look at Tuba, Euphonium and Sousaphones,” and “How to Recruit Successful Low Brass Players in Secondary Schools.”

Andrew holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College, Certificate in Band Instrument Repair Technology from Renton Technical College, the Master’s Degree in Music Performance and Literature and the Artist Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Performance from UNC Greensboro. His primary teachers include Ed Diefes, Dave Unland, Don Harry, Craig Sutherland, and Dennis AsKew. Prior to his appointment at Campbell University, Andrew held positions on the faculty of UNC Greensboro and Methodist University.

Andrew Smith is a member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, The National Association for Music Education, North Carolina Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.

Andrew Smith is a Parker Mouthpieces Artist and performs exclusively on Parker Mouthpieces.

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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