2021-2022 Season Concerts

Welcome to our 2021-2022 season! We can’t wait to connect again both inside and outside the concert hall. Scroll down to see the concerts we have planned for you this upcoming year.

In addition to our 6 season concerts, we also have a variety of free Community Concerts and a new, free series called Symphony on Tap.

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COVID-19 Safety and Precautions

We are continually monitoring the latest recommendations by the CDC, the state of North Carolina, and the City of Fayetteville to keep you safe and comfortable at our events. The necessary safety measures will be updated as necessary. Currently, masks are required for everyone attending our indoor events as required by the City of Fayetteville. Hand sanitizer will be available, and seats will be wiped down before and after our indoor events. Please check back for updates on these safety measures closer to each event.

Ghosts & Ghouls

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

Selected Pieces:

  • Waltz from Masquerade, Aram Khachaturian
  • A Night on Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky arr. Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Danse Macabre, Camille Saint-Säens
  • Beauty and the Beast from Mother Goose, Maurice Ravel
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Paul Dukas
  • Love Scene from Vertigo, Bernard Herrmann
  • Firebird Suite (1919), Igor Stravinsky

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 20min

Ghosts and Ghouls is a fantasy-driven program that will surely get you in the Halloween spirit! Featuring music from Disney’s Fantasia as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Ghosts and Ghouls will take you on a Halloween themed journey of exceptional orchestral music. Recognizable pieces and interesting themes will keep you engaged and entertained. Filled with fantasy, story-telling, and complexity, Ghosts and Ghouls is a show you won’t want to miss! We would love to see you in your costume!

All About That Brass

Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Selected Pieces:

  • Symphony in Brass, Movement III, Eric Ewazen
  • Sonata Piano e Fort, Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Canozona Septimi Toni No. 2, Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Mutations from Bach, Samuel Barber
  • Concertino, Op. 94, Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Fanfare Liturgiques, Henri Tomasi

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 15min

All About That Brass showcases the brass and percussion sections of your Fayetteville Symphony, presented in the beautiful and intimate setting of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Our program features some of the very best repertoire written for brass and percussion. Selections include a movement from Eric Ewazen’s joyful Symphony in Brass, music of Giovanni Gabrieli (the originator of the brass ensemble in the 16th Century), as well as 20th century masterpieces by Samuel Barber and Dmitri Shostakovich. The program culminates with the epic Fanfares Liturgiques, a powerful four movement work by the French composer, Henri Tomasi, written in 1947. Join us for this journey through time with the mighty Fayetteville Symphony brass!

Too Hot to Handel

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Selected Pieces:

  • Overture from Solomon, George Frideric Handel
  • Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson, George Frideric Handel
  • Ombra Mai Fu from Serse, George Frideric Handel
  • Music for the Royal Fireworks, George Frideric Handel

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 15min

Too Hot to Handel features music from the Baroque era, specifically the works of George Frideric Handel. We will perform some of Handel’s most well known and impressive pieces such as Overture to Solomon, Let the Bright Seraphim, and Ombra Mai Fu. The concert will conclude with a piece referred to by Mozart as a “spectacle of English pride and joy”, Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks. Baroque and Handel fans will not want to miss this exciting concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church!

Better Together

Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

Better Together is an exciting collaborative concert between the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition to featuring our young musicians, this concert will feature winners from the Harlen Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition as well as young composers from the state of North Carolina. Better Together is a special opportunity for our audience to experience new and modern music performed by talented musicians across generations. Join us as we celebrate the union of our professional and youth musicians!

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 30min

Program pieces TBD

Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday, March 12, 2022 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

Selected Pieces:

  • Hungarian Dance No. 5, Johannes Brahms
  • Slavonic Dance op. 72, No. 2 in E minor, Antonin Dvorak
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
  • Vlatava (The Moldau) from Ma Vlast (My Fatherland), Bedrich Smetana
  • Cello Concerto, Antonin Dvorak

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 20min

Is this just fantasy or is the Fayetteville Symphony playing Queen? We are excited to bring you Bohemian Rhapsody, a concert that will feature masterpieces from Queen, Brahms, Dvorak, and Smetana. Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5 and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance Op. 72, No. 2 will have you tapping your feet along to the music, and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody might have you singing along. The concert will conclude with Dvorak’s Cello Concerto featuring the Fayetteville Symphony’s own Nate Leyland as soloist. Dvorak’s Cello Concerto is one of the greatest concertos of all time, hi-lighting Dvorak’s gift for incorporating folk music into the richness of his orchestrations, juxtaposed against the rhapsodic lyricism and incredible expressive range of the cello. We can’t wait to see you for this very special performance!

From Stage to Screen

Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

Selected Pieces:

  • Captain Blood Overture, Erich Wolfgang Korngold
  • Godfather Waltz and Love Theme, Nino Rota
  • Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60, Serge Prokofiev
  • Theme from A Summer Place, Max Steiner
  • Violin Concerto, Op. 35, D Major, Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 20min

Some selected pieces subject to change

From Stage to Screen is the final subscription concert of the 2021-2022 season. Our program features composers that began their careers writing for the concert stage only to evolve into some of the greatest composers for the silver screen. You may recognize Nino Rota’s Waltz and Love Theme from The Godfather, or Max Steiner’s theme from the 1959 film, A Summer Place. Featured on the program is the Fayetteville Symphony’s Concertmaster, violinist Fabián López performing the cinematic Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Also featured on the program is music by the beloved 20th Century Russian composer, Serge Prokofiev, and his suite from the film Lt. Kijé. Join us this spring as we take you From Stage to Screen!

Featured Musician

Dr. Timothy Altman – Principal Trumpet

Dr. Timothy Meyer Altman is Chair of the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). He is the Director of Bands, teaches trumpet, and conducting. He taught instrumental and general music at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university level in Virginia, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and North Carolina. The Varina High School band in Richmond, Virginia, under his direction, was a “Virginia Honor Band” with superior ratings in Marching, Concert, (and Jazz). 

The UNCP Wind Ensemble performed at the NC Music Educators Association (NCMEA) conference in 2005, 2008, and 2014 under his direction with guests Robert W. Smith, Jay Bocook, Sam Hazo, Brian Balmages, and Allen Vizzutti. He commissioned new music from Eric Ewazen, James Sochinski, James Hosay, Kyle Newmaster, Joe Sheehan, and Kevin McKee.

The Governor of North Carolina recently appointed Altman to the Board of the North Carolina Symphony. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in trumpet performance at the University of Kentucky (studying with Terry Everson). He has performed at international conferences (Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Trumpet Guild, etc.) and led the UNCP Trumpet Ensemble to perform at the ITG conference in 2012, 2014, and 2017. He performed or lectured at the Royal College of Music, London; Amman, Jordan, Bologna and Trento, Italy; Puerto Rico; Mexico City; Ludwigsburg, Germany. His latest CD “Baroque Music for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Harpsichord” is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and YouTube. He is presently the principal trumpet for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Philharmonic. He has also performed with The Four Tops, The Temptations, Doc Severinsen, Allen Vizzutti, Vince DiMartino, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and many more international artists. Dr. Altman is a Bach performing artist (Conn-Selmer). 

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.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

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