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Kwamé Ryan

Music Director Designate

Beginning in the 2024-25 season, Ryan will begin his tenure as the 12th Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, having served as Music Director Designate through the 2023-24 season. 

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Christopher James Lees

Resident Conductor

In 2018, Mr. Lees began an appointment as Resident Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Christopher Warren-Green

Conductor Laureate 

Following twelve years as Music Director, British conductor Christopher Warren-Green now serves as Conductor Laureate to the Charlotte Symphony and Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra. 

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Past Music Directors

Learn more about the lives and tenures of the Charlotte Symphony's Music Directors, from 1932 to present.

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