FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

2022-2023 Season Concerts

Welcome to our 2022-2023 season! 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 7 season concerts, we also have a variety of free Community Concerts and a free concert series called Symphony on Tap.

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The Music of John Williams

Pembroke Performance: Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:00pm | Givens Performing Arts Center, University of North Carolina Pembroke

Fayetteville Performance: Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:30pm | Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

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You don’t have to go to a galaxy far far away to experience the iconic music of John Williams. Enjoy themes from your favorites – Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, E.T., Catch Me If You Can, Schindler’s List, Jaws, and many more – as the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra honors the master of film scores.

Something in the Wind

Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:30pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

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*Selected Pieces:

  • Giuseppe Torelli – Concerto in D Major, Timothy Altman, trumpet
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Bassoon, RV 496, G minor, Patrick Herring, bassoon
  • More pieces will be added – stay tuned!

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 15min

The alluring sounds of our brass and woodwind soloists fill the air this fall at St. John’s Episcopal Church in a delightful assortment of Baroque masterpieces. Featured pieces include Torelli’s Concerto in D Major performed by Timothy Altman, Principal Trumpet and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Bassoon performed by Patrick Herring, Principal Bassoon, among others. There will certainly be something magical in the wind at this chamber performance. 

Holiday Brass

Friday, December 9, 2022 | 7:30pm

Haymount United Methodist Church

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*Selected Pieces:

  • Wassail Song
  • Victor Herbert – March of the Toys 
  • Claude Debussy – Footprints in the Snow 
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Suite from The Nutcracker 
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Christmas Oratorio No. 62 “Now may your proud foes be afraid” 
  • Gustav Holst – Christmas Day 
  • Mykola Leontovich – Carol of the Bells 
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Cantique de Noël 
  • Little Drummer Boy

Get in the holiday spirit with your Fayetteville Symphony Brass Ensemble with this festive and fun program in the beautiful sanctuary of Haymount United Methodist Church. Selected pieces include Tchaikovsky’s Suite from The Nutcracker, Leontovich’s Carol of the Bells, and some of your favorite holiday songs such as Little Drummer Boy and O Come, O Come Emmanuel, among others.

Jubilate Deo

Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 7:30pm

First Presbyterian Church

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Total Concert Run-Time: 60 min with no intermission

Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo exemplifies the Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by including movements in seven different languages and drawing from a range of musical influences. Experience influences from different musical cultures as the Fayetteville Symphony and voices from First Presbyterian Church take you on a joyous and worldly journey with Dan Forrest’s beloved, Jubilate Deo.

One Song

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

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*Selected Pieces:

  • Andrew Harris – The Stars Above
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3, op.37, C minor, mvmt. I Allegro con brio, Zirui Yin, piano
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Andante from String Quartet No. 1 in D major, op. 11 
  • Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, op. 46 

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. This exciting and collaborative program will feature a new work from North Carolina composer, Andrew Harris, titled The Stars Above. Also highlighted on this program are the 2021 Harlan Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner, Zirui Yin. Yin will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. We hope you’ll join us for this meaningful performance featuring young musicians. 

Update on January 18, 2023: 2021 Harlan Duenow Young Artist Concerto Winner, Gavin Hardy, will not be performing in this concert due to a hand injury. Join us in wishing Gavin a full recovery.

Call Me Maybe

Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 7:30pm

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University

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*Selected Pieces:

  • Felix Mendelssohn – Overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Clara Schumann – Piano Concerto, op.7, A minor, Scott Marosek, piano
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 2, op.73, D major

Explore the beauty and heartache of one of classical music’s most famous unrequited love stories through the music of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Selected pieces include Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, performed by our Principal Pianist, Scott Marosek, and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.

Fayetteville Celebration

Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

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*Selected Pieces:

  • José Moncayo – Huapango
  • Astor Piazzolla – Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Fabián Lopez, violin
  • Peter Maxwell Davies – An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Our season closes with a program that brings together performers from our community to perform alongside the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in an exciting collaborative concert. Selected pieces include José Moncayo’s Huapango, Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires featuring Concertmaster Fabián Lopez on violin, and Peter Maxwell Davies’  An Orkney Wedding, among others. Guest artists and collaborators will be announced soon!

*Selected Pieces are subject to change

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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