The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra presents World Travels at FSU's Seabrook Auditorium on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. symphony_02-08-14_0476.JPG

Violin I

Fabián López, Concertmaster

Will Gillis Military Appreciation Chair

Erica ShirtsAssociate Concertmaster

Berte Dean Carter and A.A. Howell Chair

Leonardo Ottoni

Lucy Greenleaf

Grijda Spiri

Sarah Cox

Naiara Sanchez

Andrew Licht

Allison Willet

Hannah Spear

Laura Blankenship


Violin II

Anne Leyland, Principal

Arta Prekadini-Hardin

Aiko Richter

Nicole Wendl

Doug Merritt

Michael Sparks

Abigail Bracewell

Laura Eis

Randolyn Emerson

Laurel Wachtler

Leroy Anderson Chair for the Last Chair in Second Violins



Teri Abler-Diekfuss, Acting Principal

Principal Viola Endowed Chair

Clark Spencer

Carmen Granger

Thomas Howerton

Kristin Stiteler

Warren Ferguson

Dennis Malloy



Nate Leyland, Principal

The Carlos Zukowski Memorial Endowment

Ryan Graebert

Emily Smith

Audrey Cook

Ariana Dewar

Ben Therrell

Barbara Gates

Earnest Lamb



Cody Rex, Principal

Stuart McLemore

William F. Grimes and Frances Loy Grimes Chair

Nathaniel Goldsmith



Sarah Busman, Principal

Barbara Terry Chair

Krisztina Der

Alison Mossey, Flute/Piccolo



Jessica Miller, Principal

Grace Butler Keith Chair

Lindsay Wiley

Ronnal Ford, II, Oboe/English Horn



Nathan Olawsky, Acting Principal

Cat Keen Hock

Michael and Lynette Green Chair



Patrick Herring, Principal

Rebecca Libera

Cory Jones, Bassoon/Contrabassoon


French Horn

Steve Skillman, Principal

Tanner West

Bill Tyler

Mark Jones



Timothy Altman, Principal

Susan and Richard Shereff Chair

Larry Wells

Sheryl Linch-Parker



James Kent, Acting Principal

Jesse Rackley III, Acting Principal

Jason Binde

Joseph Murrell, Bass Trombone



Andrew Smith, Principal

Phoebe Edna Williams Curl Chair



Stephanie Wilson, Principal



Don Parker, Principal

Daniel McCloud

Quintin Mallette

Levi Cull



Scott Marosek

Principal Piano Endowed Chair



Winifred Garrett















Featured Musician

Randolyn Emerson – Violin

Randolyn-EmersonRandolyn Emerson, violin, is happy to be playing her sixth season with the Fayetteville Symphony.  Born into a rich and varied musical environment (her mother was a member of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir), two-year old Randolyn’s first performance for an audience ended in tears because she was told she couldn’t stay on the piano lid to sing a third encore.  After she discovered her mother’s old instrument in a closet, eight-year-old Randolyn’s love of the violin blossomed.  She 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 where she soloed both as a violinist and a vocalist with the university’s A Cappella 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.

Relocating to North Carolina, Randolyn became active in many area orchestras, including the Tar River Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Greensboro Symphony, North Carolina Theatre orchestra (23 years and counting) and the Raleigh and Durham Symphonies, wherein she served as each orchestra’s assistant concertmaster (and where she met her viola-playing husband).  For ten years, Randolyn was also privileged to be an extra violinist with the North Carolina Symphony.  Operas, ballets, choruses, traveling Broadway shows, and even concerts with modern artists such as Clay Aiken, Rod Stewart, and Bobby McFerrin – over the years, Randolyn’s played for them all.

Aside from music, Randolyn’s Master of Business Administration degree from Meredith College in Raleigh is being put to good use as she has recently established herself as a professional genealogist.  Most important to her, however, is her faith and her family:  sons Erik and Daniel and her amazingly 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 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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