Student Concerts

Our Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra and String Sinfonietta students would love to see you at one of their upcoming performances!

COVID-19 Safety and Precautions

We are continually monitoring the latest recommendations by the CDC, the state of North Carolina, and the City of Fayetteville to keep you safe and comfortable at our events. The necessary safety measures will be updated as necessary. Currently, masks are required for everyone attending our indoor events as required by the venues that host us. Hand sanitizer will be available, and seats will be wiped down before and after our indoor events. Please check back for updates on these safety measures closer to each event.

FSYO Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 4:00pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

Free Admission

Performances From:

  • FSYO String Orchestra
  • FSYO Brass Ensemble
  • FSYO Woodwind Ensemble
  • String Sinfonietta

Better Together

Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 7:30pm

Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University

Better Together is an exciting collaborative concert between the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition to featuring our young musicians, this concert will feature winners from the Harlen Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition as well as young composers from the state of North Carolina. Better Together is a special opportunity for our audience to experience new and modern music performed by talented musicians across generations. Join us as we celebrate the union of our professional and youth musicians!

Total Concert Run-Time: 1hr 30min

Program pieces TBD

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 24th 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 12 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 String Education Coordinator responsible for 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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