Conductor CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO will join the North Carolina Symphony as artistic advisor beginning in the 2021-22 season, while the orchestra’s search for a permanent music director continues. In addition to conducting the Raleigh-based orchestra, Prieto will fill duties that include participating in the audition and musician tenure processes, and overseeing the hiring of long-term substitute musicians. Prieto is music director and principal conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México and Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico, and music director of the Orchestra of the Americas. Prieto is a graduate of Princeton University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prieto has conducted the North Carolina Symphony numerous times since 2011; he most recently led the orchestra in Orff’s Carmina Burana, as well as works by Anna Clyne and Gabriela Ortiz, in May 2019. Sandi Macdonald is the North Carolina Symphony’s president and CEO.