Orchestra fans and music lovers, pack up, you definitely don’t want to miss this upcoming stellar event.
The Fayetteville Symphony will perform “One Song” on Saturday, February 4 at the Huff Concert Hall at Methodist University.
Guests will be admitted to the venue at 18:30 and the event will begin at 19:30. The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 and is a professional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain and inspire the people of Fayetteville. surrounding counties. “One Song” is the Symphony Orchestra’s fifth concert of seven concerts this season.
The Fayetteville Symphony also hosts many free events and performances. Their mission to educate, entertain, and inspire the community will be fully demonstrated at our annual Side Concert, which features the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra alongside our world-class musicians.
According to Megan Woolbright, marketing and office manager for the Fayetteville Symphony, this exciting collaborative program will feature a new work by North Carolina-based composer Andrew Harris, Stars Above Us.
The program also honors the 2021 Harlan Duenow Young Artists Contest winners, Gavin Hardy and Zirui Yin. Ying will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Hardy will perform Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2 for double bass, Woolbright said.
Gavin Hardy is a school bassist from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He started playing double bass at the age of 12. He started out as a string player playing the violin and cello, but after hearing the warm, resonant and powerful sound of the double bass, he was hooked. After playing the national anthem on double bass before a basketball game in 8th grade, the video went viral, and through it he met Professor Paul Sharp of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Since the first lesson with Sharp, all of his lessons have been via Zoom due to COVID precautions. However, he recorded a successful audition for the National Youth Orchestra’s NYO2 Ensemble and visited last summer.
Zirui Yin started playing the piano at the age of 6. He grew up in Shanghai, China and is currently a freshman at Duke University, potentially majoring in computer science and music. Now he is a student of Professor Ieva Jokubavichute. His former teacher is Professor Setsuko Shima of Nanjing University of the Arts.
To find out more or buy tickets, visit www.fayettevillesymphony.org/. Middle and high school band/orchestra students may attend free of charge by purchasing tickets online, by calling 910-433-4690, or by showing up at the door on the night of the performance.