Up & Coming Weekly

November 29, 2022

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6, 2022 e Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is preparing to celebrate the holidays by looking at the past. e first event of the season is the opening of the new exhibit of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex: "Carolina Holiday: Holiday Traditions of the Past." is special exhibit highlights objects and traditions that people in North Carolina from the late 1800s to the 1960s experienced during the holiday season. Artifacts like early electric Christmas lights and glass- blown ornaments intersect with food traditions like Christmas cookies and Chanukah latkes to show guests how the holidays were celebrated across North Carolina. Some of the artifacts were donated by members of the Beth Israel Congregation. is exhibit opened to the public on Nov. 25 and will close on Jan. 6. eir second event of the season is the annual Holiday Jubilee at 1897 Poe House. e historic home will be elaborately decorated for a Victorian Christmas. e 1902 Glenwood stove will be used to cook food, and cos- tumed interpreters will be stationed throughout the house as people walk through. On the same day of the Jubilee, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for free photos with kids on the second floor of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. Visitors can also make their own scrap ornaments and visit the "Carolina Holiday" exhibit, which showcases nostalgic holiday items and traditions of the past. Outside, there will be a Christmas concert taking place on the front porch of the 1897 Poe House. Both the Coventry Carolers and the Cross Creek Chordsmen will be performing for 30 minutes. Accompanying the performances will be complimentary hot cider and cookies. ese will be provided by the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex Foundation. e Holiday Jubilee will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. is is a free event open to the public. For those who cannot attend the event, the 1897 Poe House will keep its Christmas decorations up through Jan. 8 and will be open for Christmas- themed tours. Join costumed museum docents on a very special guided tour of 1897 Poe House this Holiday Season. You will learn about Victo- rian Christmas traditions and get to see the house fully decked out for the holidays. Costumed tours will be available on Dec. 7, 10, 14, 17, 18, 21 and 28. Tours will be available Tuesday through Fri- day during the week at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Saturday tours will be given on the hour from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. and Sundays on the hour from 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. Tours of the house are free. HANNAH LEE, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200 The Poe House celebrates holidays past and present by HANNAH LEE COVER e Cross Creek Chordsmen will perform at the 1897 Poe House Holiday Jubilee on Dec. 4. (Photos courtesy Museum of the Cape Fear) Santa and Mrs. Claus will help celebrate holi- days past and present. Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Brass by DR. SHANESSA FENNER e Fayetteville Symphony Orches- tra presents their Brass Ensemble in a festive concert, "Holiday Brass." is performance will be on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Haymount United Methodist Church on Fort Bragg Road. "is event is an opportunity for the community to get into the holiday spirit with the Brass Ensemble here at the Fayetteville Symphony," said Meghan Woolbright, marketing and office manager of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. "Selected pieces include Tchaikovsky's Suite from the Nutcracker, Leontovich's Carol of the Bells and Christmas holiday favorites such as Little Drummer Boy, O Come, O Come Emmanuel and more." Other selected pieces include the holiday classics like Victor Herbert's March of the Toys, Claude Debussy's Footprints in the Snow, Johann Sebas- tian Bach's Christmas Oratorio No. 62 "Now may your proud foes be afraid," and Gustav Holst's Christmas Day. e music director of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is Stefan Sanders. Prior to coming to Fayetteville, Stefan was one of five featured conductors at the League of American Orchestras "Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview." "He is also the musical director for the Central Texas Philharmonic and has been with us since 2017," said Woolbright. "He brings a lot of energy to the performance whereas a lot of music directors have that stone cold face, but he is full of energy and we are lucky to have him here with us." "We have quite a few local musi- cians in the Brass Ensemble from here, one coming out of Winston- Salem, Myrtle Beach and Charlotte," Woolbright told Up & Coming Weekly. "I know that it is going to be an excel- lent performance." e Fayetteville Symphony Orches- tra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville. It is a professional regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, enter- tain and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource. Praised for its artistic excellence, the Sympho- ny leads in the cultural and education- al landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region. "We are really excited to share the holiday spirit with our community," said Woolbright. "Please come out and enjoy this festive and fun perfor- mance." is is a season concert perfor- mance so season ticket holders can attend. e 2022-2023 season has a total of seven concerts. is will be the third concert of the season. For those who are not season ticket holders, they can buy tickets for $32. Tickets can be purchased on the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra's website and at the door the evening of the event. e box office opens one hour prior to the concert and the pre-concert talks begin 45 minutes prior to the concert. Seniors, military and Cumberland County School employees receive 20% off for their ticket. College student tickets are $8. Children tickets are $5. For more information call (910) 433-4690 or visit www.fayettevillesym- phony.org. e Holiday Brass concert is part of the 2022-2023 season. Season tickets allow you to enjoy the holi- day music and festivities, as well as all of the other exciting concerts by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. (Photo courtesy Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra) DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Principal, WT Brown Elementary School. COM- MENTS? Editor@upandcomingweek- ly.com. 910-484-6200.

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