Biography

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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Upcoming performances

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January 26 - February 6, 2022

Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer (UPDATED)

JAMES CONLON WILL NO LONGER CONDUCT THESE PERFORMANCES DUE TO COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Tokyo, Japan

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February 10-13, 2022

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 & Wagner Die Walküre: Ride of the Walküre and Final Scene with Christine Goerke and Greer Grimsley

Meyerhoff and Strathmore Halls

Baltimore and Bethesda, MD

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February 17 & 18, 2022

Bern Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)

Casino Bern, Grosser Saal

Bern, Switzerland

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

Le Monde de la Musique