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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December 16 & 17, 2021

Bern Symphony Orchestra

Mahler's Symphony No. 7

Casino Bern, Grosser Saal

Bern, Switzerland


January 8 & 9, 2022

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony and works by Bernstein and Beethoven

Music Hall

Cincinnati, OH


January 26 - February 6, 2022

Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer

Hidekazu Tsumaya, Martina Welschenbach, Ladislav Elgr, Jun Suzuki, and Egils Silins. Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

New National Theatre, Tokyo | Opera Palace

Tokyo, Japan


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

Le Monde de la Musique