Ronnal Ford, II – Second Oboe, English Horn

A versatile musician, Dr. Ronnal Ford (@RonFordMusic and  currently holds the second oboe and English horn seat in the Fayetteville Symphony and is one of the principal oboists of the Colour of Music Festival. Additionally, he performs  with touring groups like Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic and plays in musical theatre  companies around North Carolina. The Fayetteville Symphony has also featured him as a  soloist on English horn (Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City”) and Alto Saxophone (John  Williams’s “Escapades” from Catch Me If You Can), and the Colour of Music Festival  has featured as a soloist in the Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Oboes. In addition to his  performance duties, Dr. Ford teaches at the University of North Carolina School of the  Arts and at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  

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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