FSO Launches Membership Campaign
At a time when numerous performing arts organizations across the country are scaling back their productions, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is taking a unique approach and offering an extra concert next season while maintaining the price of tickets at the 2008-2009 rates.
"The community deserves fine live symphonic music, and we strongly felt that by offering more value in the form of more concerts we would keep our loyal audiences while attracting new patrons as well," said FSO Executive Director Linda Frenette.
In addition to an expanded five-concert season, the FSO is introducing a "pass" system of ticketing providing season ticket holders with passes redeemable for any concerts they choose to attend vs. the traditional tickets designated for specific performances.
"The season passes also give our patrons more flexibility and thus more value again for their purchase," Frenette said.
The 2009-2010 season will be the 53rd for the FSO and the sixth under the musical direction of Maestro Fouad Fakhouri. It will feature a premiere of a new Fakhouri composition titled "Tito."
Yet another perk for FSO patrons who purchase their season passes early is a $25 gift certificate for the Renaissance European Day Spa for the first 100 purchasers.
Season ticket prices remain $85 for adults, $70 for seniors over age 65 or military members; and $25 for full-time students. Children under age 12 are admitted free of charge as are students at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University, the two orchestra performing venues.
To purchase season passes, call the FSO offices at (910) 433-4690 or visit www.fayettevillesymphony.org for more details.
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