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.

A Celebration of Love

Friday, February 23, 2024 | 6:30pm | Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

Join the FSO as we shine a spotlight on the contributions of Black composers and artists in classical music in honor of Black History Month. Experience selections from Florence Price, Antonín Dvorák, and more. This concert will be held at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and tickets are $10 for adults & $5 for children ages 6-18. Tickets are required and can be purchase here or at the door the night of the concert.

Side by Side Program

Sunday, March 24, 2024 | 2:45pm | Huff Concert Hall at Methodist University

Our mission to educate, entertain, and inspire our community will be on full display with our annual free side-by-side concert, where the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra performs alongside our world-class musicians. To learn more about FSYO click here. Experience selections like Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance No. 8, and more.

Independence Concert

Thursday, July 4, 2024 | 7:15pm | Festival Park

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the City of Fayetteville will present a free admission Independence Concert on July 4, 2024 in Festival Park located in Fayetteville, NC! 𝗚𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝟲𝗽𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝟳:𝟭𝟱𝗽𝗺. 𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲. ***Please no personal tents, pets, outside food or beverage, or bicycles/scooters.

We’re looking for food truck vendors for this event at no cost to you. Please email Meghan Woolbright, Marketing & Office Manager at mwoolbright@fayettevillesymphony.org if interested!

Featured Musician

Carey Sleeman, Second Violin Section

Carey Sleeman has been playing the violin for the past 28 years.  Starting when she was 7 and played throughout grade school.  She attended the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam New York where she studied violin with Professor John Lindsey and Nancy Peschko.  Carey received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education in 2011 and 2012 respectively.  After completing her degrees, Carey moved to Kenya where she would spend the next 5 years teaching and mentoring young string players and playing with the Nairobi Orchestra.  She then moved back to the United States with her Family and has been teaching in the public school system in Fairfax Virginia and now Fayetteville for the past 5 years.  She is now pursing a career as a curriculum developer and is looking forward to growing her private studio and spending time with her family.

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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