Please welcome guest Conductor Adam Flatt.
Adam Flatt is currently the music director and Principal Conductor for the Colorado Ballet. He was chosen to be the Newport Symphony Music Director and Conductor after a highly competitive two-year national search, culminating in a stunning audition with the Symphony during the 2006-2007 season. Mr. Flatt’s professional career began in Oregon when he became conducting apprentice with the Oregon Symphony in 1995. In the summer of 2006 he completed a five-year tenure as Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony in Denver under Marin Alsop, and he continues to serve as Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, with whom he has toured central Europe and South America. In 2006 he assumed new duties as Principal Conductor of Emerald City Opera, a summer festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In the fall of 2007, he began his post as Musical Director of Colorado Ballet Theatre, and the Dallas and Houston Symphonies. He has been broadcast on the National Public Radio program Performance Today and Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Spotlight.
A native of Sacramento, Flatt received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkely and his Master’s degree in conducting from Indiana University School of Music. He studied in master classes with Robert Spano and Michael Tilson Thomas at the Aspen Music Festival. His principal mentors have been Imre Pallo and Thomas Baldner in Indiana, Murry Sidlin in Oregon and in Germany, the conductor-editor-scholar Max Pommer.
Maestro Adam Flatt with the Ballet West orchestra in rehearsal for Mark Morris’s GONG.