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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October 1 & 2, 2021

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony & Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau

Meyerhoff and Strathmore Halls

Baltimore and Bethesda, MD


September 18 - October 10, 2021

Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Guanqun Yu, Gregory Kunde, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Vladimir Stoyanov, and Morris Robinson.

LA Opera | Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA


October 16 - November 6, 2021

Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Issachah Savage, Sara Jakubiak, Yulia Matochkina, Lucas Meachem, and Morris Robinson

LA Opera | Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA


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

Le Monde de la Musique