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 21 - June 12, 2022

Verdi’s Aida

Latonia Moore, Melody Moore, Russell Thomas, George Gagnidze, and Morris Robinson

LA Opera | Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA


June 17-19, 2022

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninoff Paganini Variations with Beatrice Rana & Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)

Meyerhoff and Strathmore Halls

Baltimore and Bethesda, MD


June 26 & 27, 2022

Hamburg Philharmonic

Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 & Zemlinsky Die Seejungfrau

Elbphilharmonie, Grosser Saal

Hamburg, Germany


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

Le Monde de la Musique