North Carolina Symphony
The North Carolina Symphony is the first state-supported symphony in the country. Its 175 performances annually are greeted with enthusiasm throughout the state, in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings.
Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the orchestra has grown in stature and sophistication, now advancing a well-earned reputation for innovative programming and collaborative projects.
The Symphony has an extensive education program, unrivaled by any U.S. orchestra. In addition to youth concerto competitions, master classes and the Triangle Youth Philharmonic, the orchestra performs about 45 concerts annually that are free for school children throughout the state and part of the schools' music education curriculum.