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Your gift will make a difference!

  • $100 provides shuttle buses to and from season concerts
  • $250 provides musicians for a school visit
  • $500 provides one year of youth orchestra activities for a student
  • $750 provides a symphony musician soloist for a season concert
  • $1,000 provides sheet music for one season concert
  • $2,500 supports one St. John’s Chamber concert

Any gift supports music in our community and is greatly appreciated!

Individual Donation Levels

All donation levels and benefits are valid for the 2019-2020 season only and are non-transferable. The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations, less market value of benefits, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • Conductor Society $5,000 all below plus invitation to a meal in a private home with Music Director

  • Symphony $2,500+ all below plus invitation to a soloist event

  • Bravo $1,000+ all below plus invitation to lunch with FSO leadership

  • Encore $500+ all below plus invitation to an open rehearsal event

  • Concerto $250+ all below plus invitation to a donor party

  • Overture $100+ recognition in season program book

Any gift supports music in our community and is greatly appreciated!

2020-2021 Donors

Conductor Society

Elizabeth Hubbard
Wes and Lucy Jones
Elizabeth Keeney


Kathleen Earl and Stuart Rose
Gordon and Stacy Lane
Frank and Rollin Shaw


Daniel and Lakshmi Gordon
Karl and Lynn Legatski
Richard and Susan Shereff
Mary Ann Tally


Jim and Sandy Ammons
Mary Ariail
Larry and Julianne Bass
Brian Krakover and Barbara Wise
Joy Miller
Fred and Wilhelmena Sapp


Joseph and Marie Catlett
Beegie Caviness
Rachel Dixon
Gertrude Eyman
Winnie Grannis
Harold and Barbara Keen
Mike and Martha Lerario
Mike and Mary Leyland
Grace McGrath
Nikolai Wenzel
Christopher and Ayumi Vanwinkle


Edward and Rebecca Allison
Chukwuemeka and Faith Chima
Karen Jones
Robin Kelly
James and Margaret Kennedy
Colleen Kritz
Dan and Maureen McNeil
Steven and Ann McRae
Linda Mullins
Jason Munson Family
Robert and Suzanne Pinson
Andrew Privette
J Wayne Riggins
Mary Schneider
Kevin and Rhonda Thomas
Andrew Ziegler


Tom and Ingrid Froneberger
Parker Lindsay
Midway District Band Boosters

In Memory

In Memory of  David C. Bryan
Frank and Rollin Shaw

In Memory of  Robert “Bobby” Nimocks
Lynne Breeden
Nancy Broadwell
Robert E Bryan
Tony and Ann Cimaglia
Joanne Copeland
Charlotte Davis
Michael and Lynn Green
Phillip and Carol Haigh
Mary Harrison Hall
Sandra Herndon
Maxine McCoy
Virginia Oliver
Lalla Nimocks Overby
Tim and Vicki Richardson
Judith Shackleford
Harry and Claire Shaw
Ramon and Virginia Yarborough

In Memory of Eleanor “Ellie” Weaver
Roy Weaver

In Memory of Harry Weyhenmeyer
Jackie Weyhenmeyer


Richard and Susan Shereff in Memory of Bobby Nimocks
Richard and Susan Shereff in Memory of Carl Jordan
The Carlos Zukowski Memorial Endowment for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Riddick and Gillie S. Revelle Endowment for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Grace Butler Keith Endowed Chair fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
The Fouad K. Fakhouri Endowment for Artistic Excellence of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Marion Cusack Vonnegut & Norbert Josef Vonnegut Memorial Endowment for Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
The Deborah and Walter Greene Endowment for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
William F. Grimes and Frances Loy Grimes Endowment for String Bass of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Vito C. Amoroso Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Will Gillis Military Appreciation Endowed FSO Chair of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Edna Williams Curl & Myron R. Curl Charitable Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Robert W. Drake Cumberland County Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888)830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state.

Featured Musician

Randolyn Emerson – Violin


Randolyn Emerson, violin, begins her ninth year with the Fayetteville Symphony (completing her first season under the conductorship of Harlan Duenow).  Born into a rich and varied musical environment – her mother was a member of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Randolyn was singing for audiences by age two. After finding her mother’s old instrument in a closet, however, eight-year-old Randolyn fell in love with the violin. 

Randolyn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music degree, having studied violin with Oscar Chausow, longtime Utah Symphony concertmaster, and voice with Betty Jean Chipman.  Her university experience included a six-week European tour with the university’s A Capella Choir, where she soloed both as a solo violinist and a solo vocalist with the choir in historical venues such as Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, the organ loft (above the grave of composer Anton Bruckner) of St. Florian Cathedral in Linz, Austria, and Venice, Italy’s polyphonic St. Mark’s Basilica. By means of a generous scholarship, she also received excellent orchestral training at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA, under the tutelage of Maestro Maurice Abravanel, Artistic Director of the Utah Symphony for more than thirty years.

Relocating to North Carolina in 1988, Randolyn became active in many area orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Greensboro Symphony, North Carolina Theatre pit orchestra (25 years and counting), Tar River Orchestra, and the Raleigh and Durham Symphonies, wherein she served as each orchestra’s assistant concertmaster (and where she met her viola-playing husband, Paul).  For ten years, Randolyn was also privileged to be an extra violinist with the North Carolina Symphony.  Operas, ballets, choral oratorios, traveling Broadway shows, recordings of Robert Ward compositions, and even concerts with modern artists such as Rod Stewart, Regis Philbin, Bobby McFerrin and Clay Aiken – over the years, Randolyn’s played for them all.  She’s even made forays into fiddling, recording a CD with the bluegrass band Sweet Potato Pie and serving as a last-minute concert substitute with Lorica, the Celtic ensemble formed by WRAL-TV’s Bill Leslie.

Aside from music, Randolyn has put to good use her Master of Business Administration degree from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, by establishingherself as a professional family history researcher and writer.  Her greatest joys, though, are always found in her faith and in her family:  sons Erik and Daniel and her always-supportive husband, Paul.


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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