Biography

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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September 24-30, 2022

Britten’s Peter Grimes featuring Jonas Kaufmann & Rachel Willis-Sørensen

Bayerische Staatsoper

Munich, Germany

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October 7, 2022

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein's Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish” featuring Judith and Leah Pisar, speakers

Meyerhoff & Strathmore Halls

Baltimore | Bethesda, MD

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October 6 & 9, 2022

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Brahms' Tragic Overture, Schreker's Prelude to "Die Gezeichneten" (The Stigmatized), and Bernstein's Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish" featuring Judith and Leah Pisar, speakers

Meyerhoff & Strathmore Halls

Baltimore | Bethesda, MD

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

Le Monde de la Musique