Seaman, Christopher

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Seaman, Christopher

Seaman, Christopher, English conductor; b. Faversham, Kent, March 7, 1942. He studied at King’s Coll., Cambridge (M.A., 1963) and received training in conducting at the Guildhall School of Music in London.

In 1964 he became principal timpanist of the London Phil. In 1968 he was made asst. conductor of the BBC Scottish Sym. Orch. in Glasgow, and then was its principal conductor from 1971 to 1977. From 1973 to 1979 he was also principal conductor of the Northern Sinfonia in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1978 he became principal conductor of the Robert Mayer children’s concerts in London. From 1979 to 1983 he was chief guest conductor of the Utrecht Sym. Orch. In 1987 he became conductor-in-residence of the Baltimore Sym. Orch. In 1993 he became music director of the Naples (Fla.) Phil.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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