FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Reviews and Articles

Learn more about the Fayetteville Symphony and what to expect at our concerts by reading our reviews and articles!

CVNC’s Review of Bohemian Rhapsody, by Tanner Benson

Up & Coming Weekly: Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra to play Bohemian Rhapsody, by Hannah Lee

Featured Musician

Laurel Wachtler – Violin

Laurel Wachtler, violinist, hails from New Mexico, where she graduated with a B.S.
degree from New Mexico State University. She has played in numerous orchestras
while following her Air Force husband’s career, including Phillips Orchestra and
Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland where she was principal second violin. Upon
arrival in Fayetteville, Laurel began performing with Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and is in her 25th year. She is a frequent performer with Florence Symphony,
Wilmington Symphony, and Carolina Philharmonic. Laurel has been a part of the
Snyder Memorial Baptist Church orchestra and The Singing Christmas Tree productions
for 13 years. She has maintained an active private studio since 2010 teaching violin and
beginning piano.

Laurel was the assistant director for FSYO strings and Sinfonietta for four years and has
now become the director of Sinfonietta. She is involved with both string youth groups,
including summer camps.


Outside of music, Laurel’s interests include flying airplanes, scuba diving, hiking,
gardening, and singing with The Coventry Carolers. She is also a volunteer tax preparer
for AARP’s Tax-Aide program.

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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