FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Joseph Young, Guest Conductor

Phonix Symphony Portraits by Jared PlattGuest Conducting Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Increasingly recognized as “one of the most gifted conductors of his generation,”  Joseph Young is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony.  In his role,  Joseph conducts more than 50 concerts per season with the Atlanta Symphony,  which include programs on the Delta Classical Series, Concerts for Young People and Families, and various other concerts geared towards specific audiences in the community.  Mr. Young also serves as the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, where he is the driving force behind the ensemble’s artistic growth.  Previous appointments have included Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, where he made his subscription debut in the 2011/12 season,  and the League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow with Buffalo Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony.

Joseph made his major American orchestral debut in January 2008 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has since appeared with the Saint Louis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE (Madrid),  and Chicago Sinfonietta, among others.  In the 2015/16 Season he will make his subscription debut with the Atlanta Symphony, and Little Orchestra Society.   This season he will also return to the Baltimore Symphony,  and St. Louis Symphony.

Joseph is a recipient of the 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award for young conductors, an award he also won in 2008, and 2014.  In 2013, Joseph was a Semi-finalist in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany). In 2011, he was one out of six conductors featured in the League of American Orchestras’ prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic.

Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of South Carolina, and completed graduate studies with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, earning an artist’s diploma in conducting.  He has been mentored by many world-renowned conductors including Jorma Panula, Robert Spano and Marin Alsop whom he continues to maintain a close relationship.

Featured Musician

Stephanie Wilson – Principal Timpani

Stephanie WilsonStephanie Wilson, a lifelong musician, is thrilled to serve as Principal Timpanist for the Fayetteville Symphony for the 2015-2016 season. Ms. Wilson began studying piano at age 5 before pursuing percussion studies in school. She flourished through high school winning many piano competitions under the direction of Mr. John Whittaker and performing with numerous honors bands studying percussion under Mr. Rick Dior. She continued her career into college leading the percussion studio at Appalachian State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance under the direction of Dr. Rob Falvo.

Since graduating from Appalachian State University Stephanie has been busy building her private percussion and piano studios. She regularly works with many schools in and around the Charlotte area teaching group and private lessons. In addition to being the timpanist for the Fayetteville Symphony Stephanie is a percussionist with the Western Piedmont Symphony, the Carolinas Wind Orchestra, and performs occasionally with the Union and Asheville Symphonies. Stephanie regularly tours with the Pan Jive Steel Drum Band in North Carolina and surrounding areas and is in high demand as a performer in the greater Charlotte area. Stephanie lives in Charlotte with her sweet pup, Roxanne, surrounded by drums and beautiful views!

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 in collaboration with The Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg. 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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