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 19

Los Angeles Opera Orchestra

All Mozart program including The Magic Flute Overture, Piano Concerto No. 23 with Roldolfo Leone, and Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"

McCallum Theatre

Palm Springs, CA, USA


November 16, 21, & 23
December 1

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Zuzana Markova, Bogdan Volkov, Theo Hoffman, So Young Park, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Federick Ballentine, Sarah Vautour, Michael J. Hawk, Erica Petrocelli, and Taylor Raven

LA Opera

Los Angeles, CA, USA


November 30 & December 1

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürenburg; Schumann Piano Concerto No. 1 with Lisa de Salle; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams

Music Hall

Cincinnati, OH, USA


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

Le Monde de la Musique