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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November 17, 25, December 6, 9, 12, 15

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

Susan Graham, Sasha Cooke, Liv Redpath, Melody Moore, Craig Colclough

LA Opera

Los Angeles, CA, USA


November 28

Recovered Voices talk at UT Austin

Visiting Artist Chair James Conlon will talk about his mission to revive music suppressed by the Nazis

The Foundry at the Fine Arts Library

Austin, Tx, USA


December 3

UT Austin Symphony Orchestra

Visiting Artist Chair: Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Ravel)

Bates Recital Hall

Austin, TX, USA


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

Le Monde de la Musique