A Conversation with the Conductor Adam Stern

A Conversation with the Conductor Adam Stern

June 30, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @Mercer Music Hall - Northwest Pianos

Adam Stern, one of Seattle's busiest conductors, presents a talk with musical examples about the world of conducting -- the personalities, the delights and dangers of interpretation, the truths and myths about the profession, and some behind-the-scenes anecdotes about great conductors. Questions from the audience will be happily taken at the end!  The intimate setting of Mercer Music Hall will allow you to get up close and personal with Seattle's Grammy Award winning conductor.  RSVP to reserve your seat:  (425) 241-8835 or

 Adam Stern (born 1955) is an American conductor. Born in Hollywood, Stern was trained at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. He received his MFA in conducting in 1977 at the age of twenty-one, the youngest music student in CalArts' history to receive a master's degree.

In addition, Stern was a recording producer for the majority of recordings made by Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony. Stern won a 1990 Grammy Award for "Classical Producer of the Year".

He is currently the Music Director of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director of the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. In July 2016 he led the "Pops" concert at the Oregon Coast Music Festival, and was named the Festival's Associate Conductor/"Pops" Conductor a few days later. He is also on the faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, where he teaches composition, conducting, orchestral repertoire studies and history of film music. 

He has conducted the background scores to numerous films, including Runaway Jury, Heist, Thirteen Ghosts, Ghost Rider, Bee Season, Millions, Clifford's Really Big Movie, The Gift and Just Visiting.

Stern has resided in Seattle since 1992.

Important Notice: We hope you can join us for this special event. Please note that while parking is free, space is sometimes limited.  Arrive early and feel free to park anywhere in the lots surrounding our building or Herc Rentals.