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.

Read full bio

Conlon is the real thing: a master of the orchestra with genuine theatricality and no discernible narcissism.

Los Angeles Times

Latest News

View all news

Upcoming performances

Full schedule

April 26

UT Austin: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Visiting Artist Chair

McCullough Theatre

Austin, TX, USA


May 5, 8, 11, 14

Verdi’s Macbeth

George Petean, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Tatiana Serjan, Jinxu Xiahou

Wiener Staatsoper

Vienna, Austria


May 16, 17

RAI National Symphony Orchestra

Works by Respighi, Martinů, Mussorgsky

Auditorium RAI

Torino, Italy


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

Le Monde de la Musique