Adam Stern has been Music Director of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003 and the Sammamish Symphony since 2015. During his tenures Stern’s unique programming has consistently combined beloved masterworks with must-hear rarities; he has brought many Northwest, West Coast and U.S. premieres to the Puget Sound community. His programs have been hailed not only as concerts, but true musical events.
Stern served as Seattle Symphony's Associate Conductor from 1996 to 2001, and as Assistant Conductor from 1992 to 1996. In addition to directing numerous classical concerts, Stern also made several ventures into the “pops” field, conducting for such artists as James Taylor, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Doc Severinsen and Frank Sinatra Jr.
Stern is also an award-winning recording producer, having earned a 1990 Grammy as Classical Producer of the Year, principally for his recordings with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony.