The Fayetteville Symphony has partnered with the Kruger Brothers for a special event titled "Music of Appalachia," which will take place on April 20 at the Seabrook Auditorium located on the Fayetteville State University campus.
Jens and Uwe Kruger, two brothers from Europe, were brought up in a musical household where they began singing and playing musical instruments at a young age. Their upbringing exposed them to a diverse range of music, instilling in them a deep appreciation for the art form.
The siblings joined forces with Joel Landsberg, a bass player with a rich background in classical and jazz music. Since 1995, the three of them have been collaborating and putting on performances together.
Since 2002, the trio have found their home in Wilkesboro, NC, and the FSO is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work together with them for this unique musical occasion.
“We’re excited to collaborate with the Kruger Brothers for this performance. It will be incredible to experience classical compositions with folk music elements. The Kruger Brothers have an incredible following and we’re looking forward to having new patrons in the concert hall!” said Meghan Woolbright, FSO’s Marketing and Office Manager.
From their inception, the Kruger Brothers have showcased their ingenuity by infusing classical music into folk music, resulting in a distinctive sound that stands out in the realm of acoustic music. This exceptional fusion sets them apart from any other artists in the genre.
The music originating from Appalachia has strong connections to Western North Carolina. When immigrants arrived from Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland, they brought their own musical traditions along with them. The sound of Appalachia was further enriched by incorporating influences from genres such as bluegrass, country, blues, and jazz.
You can look forward to hearing classic pieces like Copland's Appalachian Spring, Quinn Mason's Immerse and other selections from the Kruger Brothers that celebrate this rich music history.
The Coldwell Banker Trolley will be providing rides to Seabrook Auditorium. Pick-up will be at 6:30 p.m. at the FSO office located at 310 Green Street. The trolley will also be bringing patrons back to the FSO office after the concert is finished.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., but be sure to get there early and catch the pre-concert talk led by the FSO’s “Music Nerd” and FSO Musicians. Tickets range from $5 to $32 and can be purchased at https://www.fayettevillesymphony.org.

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