Conductor Adam Stern will present “Conversation with the Conductor” on Saturday, November 18th at 6:00 PM, at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds.
Adam Stern, Music Director of the Seattle Philharmonic and the Sammamish Symphony and a Grammy Award winning recording producer, has had a long and varied career as a conductor, composer, pianist, producer and writer. Mr. Stern’s presentation “Conversation with the Conductor” will focus on his life on the podium, the ways in which a conductor obtains a performance from an orchestra, collaborations with soloists, and his interactions over the years with some of the major names in the music world. Stern will also share anecdotes about some of the world’s leading conductors, including Leopold Stokowski, George Szell and Leonard Bernstein. He’ll delve into different musical interpretations, illustrated by musical quotations played on the piano. And there will be time for audience questions to conclude the 1-hour presentation.
“This is a special Music at the Museum event, a variation from the Museum’s concert series. Adam’s passion for music is infectious, and a he’s a terrific raconteur. This will be an unusual chance to discover what it’s like to conduct an orchestra, to inspire a great performance, and the creative process of interpreting orchestral music,” said Cal Lewin, Cascadia Art Museum concert committee chair.
Music at the Museum is a continuing concert series, the third Saturday of every month at 6 PM. Future Music at the Museum concerts will feature chamber music, choral groups and classical soloists, in programs of about an hour length. “The concerts are a perfect way to begin a lovely evening with fine music and beautiful art, early enough to dine out after the concert,” said Lewin.
General admission is $15 ($10 for museum members), and includes complementary admission to the museum exhibits. Tickets are limited and are available below or by calling (425) 336-4809.