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‘Symphony on Tap’ raises a toast to music


Strings will be soaring in the new season of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra with seven concerts, free community performances and the second year of its Symphony on Tap concert series.
The orchestra, which was founded in 1956, brings professional musicians from across the region to connect local residents with music from the world’s greatest composers.
The orchestra also partners with community organizations and schools such as Methodist University, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Fayetteville State University, after-school programs, and Head Start.
For the second year, the symphony is partnering with local breweries to present smaller performances. Orchestra musicians will perform at local pubs, bars and breweries where music lovers can have a beer or other favorite beverage.
Admission to Symphony on Tap shows is free. Most performances begin at 7 p.m.
This year’s performances include:
June 16: “A Night of Jazz” at Dirty Whiskey, featuring a jazz ensemble.
Aug. 19: Season kickoff party with a jazz quartet at Dirty Whiskey.
Sept. 8: Jazz quartet at Dirtbag Ales.
Sept. 22: Violin and piano duet at Hatchet Brewing.
Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m.: String quartet at James Creek Cider House.
Feb. 13, 2024: Jazz trio at Heckler.
March 15, 2024: Violin and piano duet at Gaston Taproom.
April 13, 2024: Dirty Whiskey.
May 5, 2024, at noon: Violin and piano duet, District House of Taps.
2023-24 concert season
The symphony’s 2023-24 concert lineup includes: “Spooktacular,” Oct. 28; Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Nov. 18; “Holiday Pops,” Dec. 9; “Strings Serenade,” Jan. 20; “Blazin’ Brass,” March 9; the Kruger Brothers, April 20; “Bad to the Bones,” May 11.
Perhaps the symphony’s most popular performance is the annual Independence Day concert at Festival Park. Guests can bring lawn chairs, beach blankets and picnics and enjoy patriotic music and fireworks with guests including the 82nd Airborne Division All American Band.
For more information, visit, www.fayettevillesymphony.org.