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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April 22, 2021

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (livestream)

Shostakovich Chamber Symphony & Mozart Symphony No. 34

Orchestra Hall

Detroit, MI


April 23, 2021

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (livestream)

Mozart Symphony No. 36 & Saint-Georges Symphony No. 2

Orchestra Hall

Detroit , MI


June 18, 2021

National Orchestra of Spain

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 & Brahms Symphony No. 1

National Music Auditorium

Madrid, Spain


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

Le Monde de la Musique