2024/2025 Season Concerts

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 free concert series called Symphony on Tap.

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Music of the Knights

Saturday, September 21 at 7:30pm | Seabrook Auditorium at Fayetteville State University

Our season opens as we pay tribute to British musical legends Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney. Enjoy performances by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and world-class vocalists, featuring iconic songs like “Hey Jude”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, and more.

Handel’s Water Music Suite

Saturday, November 23, 2024 at 7:30pm | St. John’s Episcopal Church

This classical chamber music concert involving 20 Fayetteville Symphony musicians will be centered around Handel’s Water Music Suite. The Fayetteville Symphony will perform suites 1-3 in the beautiful sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Sounds of Lafayette

Saturday, January 25, 2025 at 7:30pm | First Presbyterian Church

2025 marks the 200th anniversary of Lafayette’s visit to Fayetteville, the only namesake city he visited in his lifetime. To celebrate the anniversary of his visit, we will present a chamber concert featuring music written by French composers. This program is a true chamber music concert and will feature string and woodwind musicians performing unconducted music. Maestro Stefan Sanders will provide commentary and insight from the stage.

The New World Reimagined

Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm | Seabrook Auditorium

Experience the world premiere of a new work by Ahmed Al Abaca commissioned by the FSO. This exciting new piece will feature FSO’s own, Dr. Ron Ford. You may know Ron from his exceptional saxophone solo on our 2022 John Williams concert or from his many astounding performances with the FSO Jazz Ensemble. 

Also featured on this program is a new work written by North Carolina composer, Brittany J. Green. The performance of this piece is sponsored by the League of American Orchestras’ Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program.

On the second half of the program we will perform Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”, a beloved composition that was influenced by Black and Native music. 

Mallet Madness

Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15 at 7:30pm | Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

Assistant Conductor and percussionist Dr. Daniel McCloud will lead an eight-person percussion ensemble on a musical journey for you, our beloved audience! This exciting concert with our talented and creative percussion section is sure to be a highlight of the season. Join us for either night at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Beethoven V

Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm | Seabrook Auditorium at Fayetteville State University

Join us for a Beethoven’s epic Symphony no. 5! We are also bringing esteemed trumpeter, Billy Hunter, to Fayetteville to perform several pieces in addition to Beethoven V. Billy is the Principal Trumpeter of the New York Metropolitan Opera – you won’t want to miss this chance to hear him live! 

Featured Musician

Bill Tyler – Third Horn

Bill Tyler, a native of western New York, joined the Fayetteville Symphony as third horn in 2011. He attended the University of Memphis for undergraduate work and the University of Wyoming for graduate school, and was a concerto contest winner at both schools. His primary horn instructors were Richard Dolph (Memphis) and William Stacy (Wyoming), both excellent instructors who did their best, knowing that the odds were stacked against them in trying to teach Bill the basics of horn playing. They were relieved (and somewhat surprised) when he actually graduated from both schools. 

Past performing experience includes the Cheyenne Symphony, Abilene (TX) Philharmonic, the Charlotte Civic Orchestra and the occasional opera at Central Piedmont Community College. He has participated in workshops with Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, David Ohanian, Skip Snead, Barry Tuckwell and Bruce Moore, and each one would very much appreciate not being reminded of it. 

Bill retired from the FAA in 2010, after working for over 25 years as an air traffic controller. His spare time is now spent on catching up on yard work (after years of neglect), trying to appear to be useful around the house, putting off cleaning out the garage (after many years of neglect), playing the horn all over North and South Carolina, working out at the gym (after even more years of neglect) and finding creative ways of goofing off. He is also a member of the Greenville (SC) Symphony and the Carolina Philharmonic. He can also be found occasionally bothering performing with the Winston Salem Symphony, Hendersonville Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Salisbury Symphony – and basically any other group that will put up with him.

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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