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In recognition of his extraordinary tenure and artistic accomplishments, the North Carolina Symphony have announced that Music Director Grant Llewellyn will be appointed Music Director Laureate beginning in the 2020/21 season. Llewellyn will conclude his tenure as Music Director at the end of the 2019/20 season, by which point he will have served in the position for 16 seasons.

‘Grant has grown the North Carolina Symphony into the top-tier orchestra it is today, while remaining steadfast in his commitment to the values that make NCS unique: statewide service and music education. We are grateful for his many years of inspired music-making, and look forward to what is to come in his next chapter with the Symphony.’
Don Davis, Chair of the North Carolina Symphony Society Board

Llewellyn will return to North Carolina for a number of annual engagements with North Carolina Symphony, while allowing more time for guest conducting opportunities worldwide and continuing in his position with Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in France, where he has served as Music Director since 2015.

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