The North Carolina Symphony was founded in 1932 as America's first statewide orchestra. Each year, the Symphony performs 175 concerts and events, traveling 18,500 miles throughout the state and engaging 250,000 people. The Symphony's 66 full-time professional musicians perform under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn.
The Symphony's headquarters venue is the Mymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Across the state, the Symphony's service includes series in Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington. The North Carolina Symphony brings some of the world's greatest talents to North Carolina through collaboration with performers representing the genres of classical music, jazz and bluegrass.
The North Carolina Symphony is also dedicated to providing music education to build the next generation of musicians and music lovers. Each year, the Symphony serves more than 55,000 North Carolina students of all ages, providing training and resources for teachers.