FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

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Sand Tunes – Music of the Carolina Coast

Sunday, October 11 – 3:00 to 7:00pm
The Carolina Barn – 7765 McCormick Bridge Road, Spring Lake  NC

Join the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra as we partner with Band of Oz for an afternoon of music and dancing. Celebrating the quintessential music of the Carolinas, the Fayetteville Symphony and Band of Oz will perform together during the first half of the concert and Band of Oz will take over the remainder of the program. Put your dancing shoes on and spend this wonderful autumn afternoon with us!

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To download the FSO letter regarding cancellations/postponements, CLICK HERE

PLEASE NOTE: you have not received a call or an email from our office, and you hold tickets for the March 20th and/or April 4th concerts, please voicemail our office at 910-433-4690 or email jmahurin@fayettevillesymphony.org, and our staff will contact you to discuss ticket options outlined in the FSO letter linked above.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 03.25.20 – Effective March 23, 2020, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra staff will be working remotely: 

  • The office will be closed. Staff will maintain normal business hours while working remotely: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am to 1pm. Staff members will return calls and emails throughout the day, though there may be a delay.

Please continue to monitor our website and social media for updates on postponed events and announcements regarding our upcoming 2020-2021 season. From all of us at Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, we send wishes for your continued health and are deeply grateful for your patience, patronage and support. 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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 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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Fayetteville, NC 28301
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