Up & Coming Weekly

October 17, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 16 UCW October 18-24, 2023 e Fayetteville Symphony Orches- tra presents Spooktacular. Families can enjoy the sounds of the spooky season, all dressed up, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.fayettevillesymphony.org, at the door, or by calling 910-433-4690. Ticket prices range from $5 to $32. In- fants to children five years old are free. e night will feature music by notable composers John Williams, Michael Jackson, and Hector Berlioz and more. Attendees will "Experience spooky selections from nostalgic classics like Superman, Batman, Ghostbusters, the Incredibles, Hook, and more." accord- ing to the FSO Facebook page. e night promises to be filled with fun and recognizable songs, a great addition to any Halloween plans, "is year, attendees can look forward to an incredible program fea- turing the entire orchestra. Selections include Superman March, Batman eme, Dead Elvis, riller and more," said Meghan Woolbright, marketing and office manager, FSO. "In addition to the programming, we will be having a costume contest with giveaways from e Sweet Palette and Triangle Rock Club along with a spooky photo booth. Come early to the performance for a chance to meet select musicians and experience our instrument petting zoo." An exciting new addition to this year's event is the costume contest with giveaways for the winners. Woolbright is excited about the future of FSO events. "By having a family-themed program to start off our season, we hope to see children and their families excited about symphonic music for future family concerts this upcoming season. Visit fayettevillesymphony.org to learn more about our exciting season filled with family and community concerts, season concerts, Symphony on Tap events, and more," she said. e Fayetteville Symphony Orches- tra was founded in 1956 with the mis- sion to "educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource," a mission they keep through several programs. Along with the Spooktacular event, the FSO puts on seven seasonal con- certs, free community concerts and a free concert series called Symphony on Tap. Young musicians can audition for the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. e FSYO is a way for the FSO to educate the next generation of musicians. Made up of five ensembles, young musicians are encouraged to go beyond the four walls of the classroom to master their craft. FSYO ensembles include Youth Orchestra, Concert Band, Chamber Strings, Cello Choir and Sting Sinfo- nietta. e FSYO "seeks to enhance music education for young musicians in the greater Fayetteville area by providing quality training, ensemble playing experience, and unique perfor- mance opportunities.". Fans of the orchestra can follow them on their social media platforms and check out their next performance in November of e Four Seasons at St. John's Episcopal Church. EVENT Spooktacular: a hauntingly good time for the family by AMBER LITTLE Equal Credit Opportunity Lender. JOIN TODAY! Awarded as one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation. Contributing Writers Wanted Join the Up & Coming team Use your creative talents to promote community events (people, concerts, theater, festivals, sports, etc.) Basic writing and interviewing skills needed Intern opportunities available for college students Contact editor@upandcomingweekly.com (910) 484-6200 AMBER LITTLE, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. e Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra performs during one of their seasonal concerts at Seabrook Auditorium. Photo Courtesy of FSO.

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