Following a highly successful thirteen-year tenure as Music Director, Christopher Seaman has recently been named Conductor Laureate of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, where he maintains an annual presence. During his time in Rochester, Mr. Seaman was credited for broadening the orchestra’s audience base and, in particular, for his creation of the ASCAP award-winning lecture series “Symphony 101.” He has also served as Artistic Advisor of the San Antonio Symphony, Music Director of the Naples Philharmonic in Florida, and prior to that as conductor-in-residence of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Sought-after as a guest conductor throughout the world, Mr. Seaman has appeared with orchestras in North America, Israel, Eastern Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in his native Great Britain, where he has served as Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony and the Northern Sinfonia.
As a guest conductor in North America, Mr. Seaman’s recent and upcoming engagements include the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, Vancouver, Seattle, Columbus, Omaha and Utah, as well returns to the Naples Philharmonic and the Aspen and Chautauqua Music festivals. He has also conducted the orchestras of Atlanta, Houston, Cincinnati, Colorado, Detroit, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, and Toronto, among others ... read full bio