FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Press Releases

April 2017

FSO Presents their Fifth Annual Free Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces Concert

FSO Announces New Music Director Following a Two-Year International Search

March 2017

FSO Presents its Second Annual Jazz&Wine Fest April 7

FSO Hosting a Speakeasy Themed Event to Reveal the Identity of their New Music Director

February 2017

FSO March 25 Concert to Honor Military and Civil Servants

FSO Summer Music Camp June 12-16, 2017 for 8th Grade, High School, and College Instrumentalists

January 2017

FSO Wild West Concert on Feb 25

November 2016

FSO Chamber Music Series at St. John’s Episcopal Church in January

October 2016

FSO Postponing Jazz&Wine Fest to April 7, 2017 due to Hurricane Matthew

FSO Halloween Concert STILL ON for this Saturday, October 15th

FSO Masterworks Concert on Nov 19 – Czech it Out!

FSO Holiday Concert on Dec 10, Family-Friendly

September 2016

FSO First Season Concert on Oct 15 – Halloween Themed!

August 2016

FSO Receives Arts Council Grant for 2016-2017 Season

FSO 2016-2017 Season Schedule

Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra 2016-2017 Year Begins September 18

April 2016

Fayetteville Symphony and Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg Partner for their Fourth Annual Symphonic Salute to the US Armed Forces Concert Memorial Day Weekend

Announcement of Final Five Conducting Candidates

March 2016

Music Director, Fouad Fakhouri, to Conduct Last Concert April 16

 

February 2016

Movie Music Concert – Lights, Camera, Symphony!

 

January 2016

Valentine’s Day Weekend Concert

 

December 2015

January 2016 Chamber Concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church

 

October 2015

Holiday Pops Concert with International Guest Vocalist Kaitlyn Lusk

 

September 2015

First Season Concert on Oct 17

First Annual Jazz&Wine Fest

 

July 2015

FSO Receives Arts Council Grant

2015 Fall Concert Series at the Garden: Travel the USA

FSO Announces New Logo

 

May 2015

2015-2016 Season to be Music Director Fouad Fakhouri’s Final Season

 

April 2015

2015-2016 Season Concert Schedule

Third Annual Free Salute to the US Armed Forces Concert

 

March 2015

Youth Side-by-Side Concert

Symphonie fantastique: Love or Obsession?

 

February 2015

Amadeus with Cape Fear Regional Theatre

 

January 2015

New Board Members

Salon Series: Mostly Mozart

 

December 2014

Salon Series: Woodwind Quintet

Salon Series: Magnolia String Quartet

 

October 2014

Holiday Pops and Holiday Lights

 

September 2014

Tchaikovksy Symphony No.4

 

August 2014

Youth Music Institute Director

Arts Council Grant

Beethoven and Blue Jeans Concert

 

May 2014

Appointment of New Concertmaster

 

April 2014

Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces Concert

Featured Musician

Dr. Larry Wells – Second Trumpet

IMG_9086rt webDr. Larry Wells holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Washington State University (1990). He holds a Master of Science in Teaching Music from Portland State University (1996), and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance/Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas (2006). His dissertation is entitled Construction Applications, Practices, and Techniques of Natural Trumpets; A Comparative Analysis of Baroque and Modern Era Trumpet Construction Methods.

Currently, Larry holds the Union-Zukowski Endowed Professor of the Fine Arts position at Methodist University as the Professor of Music and the Director of Instrumental Studies/Trumpet. Prior to his appointment at Methodist, Larry taught for one year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and three years at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

In addition to teaching, Larry is the co-music director for the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Previously, Larry was the General Manager and Associate Conductor for the 500+ member Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland, Oregon. Larry also spent four years working for the David. G. Monette Corp. building custom trumpets for notable players such as Wynton Marsalis, Manny Laureano, Terrance Blanchard, the late Adolph Herseth, and Maynard Ferguson.

As a performer, Larry holds a position in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and the Carolina Philharmonic. In addition, he has played numerous times with the Cape Fear Regional Theater, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Opera, the Oregon Symphony, the Eugene Symphony and Opera, and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. While at the University of North Texas, Larry played with the UNT Symphonic Band, UNT Baroque Orchestra, and the UNT Opera Orchestra. He has performed with Marie Osmund, The Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, and as a guest musician with the Jordanian National Symphony in Amman, Jordan.

As a soloist, Larry completed a recital tour in Italy during the summer of 2013. During that tour he played in Bologna, Florence, and Trent. In May of 2014, Larry recorded his first CD, using repertoire from the Italy tour along with some added material.

Larry regularly serves on the faculty of various summer camps and festivals. These include The Methodist University “Summer Jam”, the Fayetteville Symphony’s “Summer Music Festival”, The Presbyterian Music Association’s “Montreat Camp”, and The Oregon Coast Music Festival.

Outside of music, Larry’s interests include playing golf, woodworking, and exploring New Orleans with his wife Tracey and three children: Pruette (16), Harrison (14), and Daulton (11).

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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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