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


December 21

RAI National Symphony Orchestra

Concerto di Natale. Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Auditorium RAI

Torino, Italy


January 12

New World Symphony

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 with Pinchas Zukerman and Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

Adrian Arscht Center

Miami, FL, USA


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

Le Monde de la Musique