2023-2024 Family and Community Concerts


Friday, October 13, 2023 | 7:30pm | Iron Mike Conference Center

Due to popular demand, we will hold another FREE Symphony Movie Night this spooky season on Fort Liberty at Iron Mike Conference Center! We will show the gothic 1922 German silent film, Nosferatu, with music arranged by Peter B. Kay. Bring your family and friends for a fun night!


Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 8:00pm | Dirtbag Ales

Due to popular demand, we will hold another FREE Symphony Movie Night this spooky season at Dirtbag Ales! We will show the gothic 1922 German silent film, Nosferatu, with music arranged by Peter B. Kay.

The Snowman

Sunday, December 10, 2023 | 4pm | Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Join us for a holiday-themed family concert that is free for the community in the beautiful Orangery at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Families will have a chance to meet Santa and the Grinch, too! Admission is FREE for this movie and concert.

*A separate ticket for purchase will be needed for Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s Holiday Lights event.

Messiah with Cumberland Choral Arts

Saturday, December 16, 2023 | 7:30pm | Berean Baptist Church

We are collaborating with Cumberland Choral Arts again this holiday season to perform Handel’s Messiah at the beautiful Berean Baptist Church. We hope you can join us for this holiday tradition.

Side by Side Program

Sunday, March 24, 2024 | 4pm | Huff Concert Hall at Methodist University

Our mission to educate, entertain, and inspire our community will be on full display with our annual side-by-side concert, where the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra performs alongside our world-class musicians. To learn more about FSYO click here.

Featured Musician

Lilian-Terri Dahlenburg

Lilian-Terri Dahlenburg joins the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra as principal viola with the start of the 2018-2019 season.  Born and raised in Australia, Lilian-Terri began studies on the violin and then switched to viola during her undergraduate degree.  She holds associate music diplomas from the Australian Music Examinations Board in violin and viola, bachelor of music from the University of Melbourne and an honours degree from the Elder Conservatorium, South Australia.  She has been a participant in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and orchestral training programs with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.
Prior to coming to the United States, Lilian-Terri was based in Adelaide, South Australia where she was teaching violin and viola privately and in schools including Prince Alfred College and for the junior program at the Elder Conservatorium.  She was also a member of the Zephyr String Quartet where she performed across a range of genres and collaborated with art forms such as painting, dance and poetry.  During her time with the quartet they received an APRA/AMCOS Australian Art Music Award.  Performances included the Adelaide and Perth Fringe Festivals, the Edinburgh International Festival with the Leigh Warren Dance Company and for the Australian Embassy in Manila, Philippines.
In 2012 Lilian-Terri was a recipient of a teaching assistantship at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she completed a master of music degree.  She continued further studies in Boston as the Jack Megan Outreach Scholar with a teaching assistantship at the Longy School of Music of Bard College where she holds a graduate performance diploma.  Lilian-Terri has been a participant at the Colorado College Music Festival (2014) and was awarded a full scholarship to participate in the Cremona International Music Academy in Italy (2016).  She has also adjudicated for the Massachusetts Music Educators All-State Orchestra program (2014, 2015, 2017).
Lilian-Terri moved to North Carolina in 2017 and resides in Winston-Salem with her husband, violinist Andy Licht and their cat, Gussie.  Outside of music she enjoys hiking, creating macramé pieces and fueling an obsession with creating an indoor jungle at home.

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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