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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May 24

Cincinnati May Festival

Mahler Das klagende Lied; Boito Mefistofele Prologue; Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Prologue and Farewell Scene

Music Hall

Cincinnati, OH, USA


June 15

A Tale of Two émigrés with James Conlon

E.W. Korngold: Sextet, Op. 10 Arnold Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony #1, Op. 9

Zipper Hall, Colburn School

Los Angeles, CA, United States


June 1, 9, 13, 16, 19, 22

Verdi’s La Traviata

Adela Zaharia, Rame Lahaj, Charles Castronovo, Vitaliy Bilyy, Igor Golovatenko

LA Opera

Los Angeles, CA, USA


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

Le Monde de la Musique