The Asheville Symphony announced Tuesday that Music Director and Conductor Daniel Meyer will conclude his tenure with the ASO following the 2017-18 season.
In 2015, Meyer signed a contract extension, which includes conducting a full 2016-17 season and a reduced schedule in 2017-18.
Meyer, who is in his llth season with the ASO, has led the organization through a period ofunmatched artistic growth in his continuing commitment to the rich arts life of Asheville. The ASO has expanded its audience and reach, supports a biennial Asheville Amadeus festival, executes a thrivingeducation and community engagement program, and has gained a national reputation for its artistic initiatives. "Daniel Meyer has guided the Asheville Symphony to new heights, and we are lucky to have had himin Asheville for as long as we have, " said ASO Board President Irene Stall. "More than ever, theAsheville community is engaged with the Symphony, and we credit Daniel's energy, creativity andspirit for that achievement. We thank him for his dedication to our organization." "I am deeply proud of the talented and dedicated musicians of the Asheville Symphony and of thebond we have formed both artistically and personally over my tenure, " Meyer said. "Together wehave attracted and can now boast a committed, passionate following who can appreciate and supportadventurous programming alongside beautifully performed core repertoire." The ASO will undergo a search process to find the orchestra's next music director, with the goal ofhaving that person in place in 2019. Guest conductors will appear as part of the search for someconcerts during upcoming seasons. A search committee will be announced later this year and willinclude ASO musicians, board members and general community members.