FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Press Releases

September 2020

FSO Receives Community Organization Resource Grant From Fayetteville Arts Council Cumberland Community Foundation Grant For Dementia Outreach

February 2020

Fayetteville Symphony Performs “Musical Folktales”, Saturday, April 4th, 2020

January 2020

Fayetteville Symphony to Perform Concert With Youth Orchestra March 8, 2020

December 2019

Fayetteville Symphony to Perform Chamber Concert January 2020

April 2018

Fayetteville Symphony Receives New Endowment

March 2018

Fayetteville Symphony Receives New Endowment

Fayetteville Symphony to host Jazz Fest on April 6, 2018

Fayetteville Symphony to Perform Last Concert of 17-18 Season on April 21

Fayetteville Symphony to Host Two Summer Music Camps June 2018

January 2018

Fayetteville Symphony to Perform Concert in Celebration of FSU’s Sesquicentennial

Fayetteville Symphony to Perform Americana Concert on March 10

December 2017

Fayetteville Symphony St. John’s Chamber Music Series this January 2018

October 2017

Fayetteville Symphony Receives Challenge Grant from The Ashton W. Lilly Fund for Philanthropy of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Fayetteville Symphony Receives Operating Grant from Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Fayetteville Symphony Partners with Fayetteville Academy Chorus for their Carolina Holiday Concert

September 2017

Fayetteville Symphony Opens their 17-19 Season on Oct 14th with Cape Fear Concert

August 2017

Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra Registration Open for 17-18 Season

Fayetteville Symphony Hosts Carolina Themed Event on Sept 21st featuring Wyatt Dickson of Picnic Restaurant

FSO Receives Community Organization REsource (Core) Grant Award from Arts Council

Fayetteville Symphony Musicians to Perform a Free New Orleans Jazz Concert in Westover Park on Sept 14

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

Featured Musician

Leonardo Ottoni – Violin

Leonardo OttoniLeonardo began his violin studies with Sibila Schelin, studying later with Cecilia Guida and Ayrton Pinto. He participated in masterclasses with Leon Spier and Lorenz Nasturica (Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester), Lavard Skou-Larsen (Universitat Mozarteum, Austria), Renata Kubala (Symfoniorkester Trondheim, Norway) and Gerardo Ribeiro (Northwestern University, Chicago).

He was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) from 2003 to 2005 and principal second violin during the first season, touring around nine countries in North, Central and Southern America. Leonardo has also been a member of the São Paulo University (USP) Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster), São Paulo University State University (UNESP) Chamber Orchestra and Experimental Repertoire Orchestra, also attending the “Festival Internacional de Campos do Jordão” (International Festival of Campos do Jordão) in 1999, 2000 and 2005. In those orchestras, he worked under the baton of Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel among others.

In 2008 he accomplished his Master degree with full scholarship at the Boston Conservatory in Irina Muresanu ́s studio and performed as soloist with the Conservatory Orchestra on two occasions, presenting the Violin Concerto by Brahms and the Triple Concerto by Beethoven. While in America, he was selected as a member of the Honors Quartet at The Boston Conservatory, a group that won second prize in the International Chamber Music Competition of the Chamber Music Foundation of the New England. Yet, during this period, he studied with Mela Tenenbaum in New York.

After graduating, back in Brazil, he was a member of Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra until 2015, founder and manager of Camerata Pampulha Chamber Group and member of the Othello Quartet . He is currently taking his doctorate degree at UNC – Greensboro with Fabian Lopez.

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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