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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August 6, 2021

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

All-Mozart evening with violinist William Hagen

Ravinia Festival | Ravinia Pavilion

Highland Park, IL

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August 11, 2021

Ravello Festival

All-Beethoven program with Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini

Belvedere di Villa Rufolo

Ravello, Italy

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October 1 & 2, 2021

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony & Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau

Meyerhoff and Strathmore Halls

Baltimore and 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