James Conlon, one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors, has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire. Since his 1974 debut with the New York Philharmonic, he has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra. Through worldwide touring, an extensive discography and videography, numerous essays and commentaries, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, Mr. Conlon is one of classical music’s most recognized interpreters.

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Conlon is the real thing: a master of the orchestra with genuine theatricality and no discernible narcissism.

Los Angeles Times

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May 13 – June 4, 2023

Verdi’s Otello

Russell Thomas & Rachel Willis-Sørensen

LA Opera | Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA


June 17 & 18, 2023

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Hailstork's Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed, Alvin Singleton's 56 Blows, Joel Thompson's To Awaken the Sleeper & Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10

Meyerhoff & Strathmore Halls

Baltimore | Bethesda, MD


June 29 & 30, 2023

Bern Symphony Orchestra

All-Mozart program: Overture to Lucio Silla, Piano Concerto No. 25 with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, & Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)


Bern, Switzerland


He is a miracle of equilibrium: his dramatic intuition never fails, nor betrays the transparency of the music…

Le Monde de la Musique