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04.02.17
James Conlon
With Haitink sidelined, James Conlon steps in and leads CSO, singers in Mahler to remember
Chicago on the Aisle
03.31.17
James Conlon
James Conlon saves the day as pinch-hitter for Bernard Haitink in CSO concert
Chicago Tribune
03.31.17
James Conlon
Mezzo’s affecting vocalism lifts CSO’s Mahler
Chicago Classical Review
03.31.17
James Conlon
Conlon, Connolly, and Cox Combine for an Evening to Remember
Seen and Heard International
02.13.17
James Conlon, Giancarlo Guerrero, Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble , Nashville Symphony , Patricia Racette, Ian Bostridge, Lucas Meachem
Congratulations to our 2017 Grammy Award Winners
Grammy Awards
01.01.17
Calidore String Quartet , Marin Alsop, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniel Barenboim, Jeremy Denk, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Shai Wosner, Gil Shaham, Colin Currie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Staatskapelle Berlin , Cleveland Orchestra , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , The Knights , Philharmonic Orchestra , VOCES8 , Lisette Oropesa, Tamara Mumford, John Relyea, Morris Robinson, James Darrah
Best of 2016
12.29.16
James Conlon
The best performances I heard in 2016
Cincinnati Enquirer
12.06.16
Wynton Marsalis, James Conlon, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Eric Jacobsen, Mariss Jansons, David Robertson, Gene Scheer, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Mason Bates, Silk Road Ensemble , Nashville Symphony , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , The Knights , Patti LuPone, Georgia Jarman, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson, Lucas Meachem
2017 Grammy Nominees
Grammy Awards
08.28.16
James Conlon
Violinist Shaham makes SummerFest finale magic
San Diego Tribune
01.11.16
James Conlon
James Conlon to receive Irma Lazarus Award
Cincinatti Enquirer
08.18.15
James Conlon
Conlon bows out of Ravinia with a souring 'Dutchman'
Bachtrack
07.31.15
James Conlon
A lush Zemlinsky highlights Conlon's Ravinia farewell concerts
Chicago Tribune
07.30.15
James Conlon
Conlon, CSO and Osorio vivid and Stylish in Brahms and Zemlinsky
Chicago Classical Review
06.09.15
James Conlon
James Conlon Named Principal Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della Rai in Torino
Shuman Associates
05.23.15
James Conlon
Glowing opener to May Festival season
Cincinnati.com
05.19.15
James Conlon
James Conlon Launches Three-Year Cycle of Mozart's Da Ponte Operas at The Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy
Shuman Associates
03.30.15
James Conlon
The Marriage of Figaro, LA Opera
Opera Today
02.17.15
James Conlon
Critical Acclaim for LAO’s Ghosts of Versailles
02.08.15
James Conlon, Patti LuPone, Patricia Racette, Lucas Meachem
Opera 'Ghosts of Versailles' may live forever
Los Angeles Times
01.11.15
James Conlon
Conlon, Ehnes and New World open new year with terrific Mahler and Mendelssohn
South Florida Classical Review
11.19.14
James Conlon
The Met's Vivid 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' Heralds Sweeping Changes for the Opera World
New York Observer
11.11.14
James Conlon
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Metropolitan Opera, New York - review
Financial Times
08.20.14
James Conlon
Opera Review: Ravinia’s stylish staging underscores timeless beauty of Mozart operas
Chicago Sun Times
08.03.14
James Conlon
Strauss's "Salome" rocks the house at Ravinia
Chicago Classical Review
08.03.14
James Conlon
Racette shines in her first Salome, with CSO, at Ravinia
Chicago Tribune
04.04.14
James Conlon
Music review: James Conlon, L.A Phil relish snippets of Schulhoff
Los Angeles Times
03.29.14
James Conlon
Review: Diverse works given life in Conlon's 'Recovered Voices'
Los Angeles Times
03.20.14
James Conlon
James Conlon conducts his 100th opera and takes the Cincinnati May Festival performers to Carnegie Hall for Spring for Music
02.24.14
James Conlon
Review: A shipshape 'Billy Budd' caps Britten 100/LA
The Los Angeles Times
02.23.14
James Conlon
L.A. Opera's 'Billy Budd' sets sail at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Pasadena Star News
02.14.14
James Conlon
Critical Acclaim: I due Foscari
Evolver.at (Austria)
12.10.13
James Conlon
THE COLBURN SCHOOL ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION GIFT FOR THE ZIERING-CONLON INITIATIVE FOR RECOVERED VOICES
Shuman Associates
10.20.13
James Conlon
Cincinnati May Festival Music Director James Conlon conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus at Spring for Music 2014 in Carnegie Hall 
Cincinnati May Festival
10.14.13
James Conlon
An enchanting 'Midsummer Night's Dream' opens at the Metropolitan Opera
The Star-Ledger
10.13.13
James Conlon
First Nighter: Britten's "Midsummer Night's Dream" Dreamy at the Met
Huffington Post
10.13.13
James Conlon
A World of Childhood Innocence Intersects With a Grown-Up Reality
The New York Times
10.12.13
James Conlon
Met's captivating "Midsummer Night's Dream" finds Britten's magical mix
New York Classical Review
10.09.13
James Conlon
James Conlon in residence at the Yale School of Music Oct. 16 & 18
Shuman Associates Inc
07.24.13
James Conlon
JAMES CONLON RECEIVES 2012 COHON AWARD
Shuman Associates
07.18.13
James Conlon
Review: Violinist Vengerov returns to Ravinia with a great Britten
Chicago Tribune
05.19.13
James Conlon
Review: May Festival concludes with operatic grandeur
Cincinnati.com
05.14.13
James Conlon
JAMES CONLON OPENS THE 2013 FESTIVAL DE SAINT-DENIS CONDUCTING TWO CONCERTS OF BERLIOZ’S L’ENFANCE DU CHRIST IN HONOR OF SIR COLIN DAVIS WHO WAS SCHEDULED TO CONDUCT THE WORK
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05.13.13
James Conlon
Review: Powerful reading of Mozart Requiem opens May Fest
Cincinnati.com
05.12.13
James Conlon
Review: May Festival reaches heavenly heights with 'War Requiem'
Cincinnati.com
05.03.13
James Conlon
James Conlon to be honored by Hebrew Union College
Cincinnati.com
04.07.13
James Conlon
JAMES CONLON RENEWS CONTRACT WITH THE CINCINNATI MAY FESTIVAL
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04.05.13
James Conlon
Review: Conlon conducts an inspired 'Rape of Lucretia' at Colburn
Los Angeles Times
09.28.12
James Conlon
James Conlon and Gil Shaham with the Montréal Symphony
bachtrack
09.23.12
James Conlon
Review: L.A. Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’ upholds tradition expertly
Los Angeles Times
09.11.12
James Conlon
James Conlon Named UCLA Regents’ Lecturer for Winter 2013
LA Opera
05.21.12
James Conlon
May Festival concludes with stunning evening of Tchaikovsky
Cincinnati.com
05.19.12
James Conlon
A radiant “German Requiem” at the May Festival
Cincinnati.com
05.13.12
James Conlon
James Conlon: May Festival's musical force
Cincinnati.com
05.12.12
James Conlon
'Carmina Burana' rousing start to May Festival
Cincinnati.com
03.24.12
James Conlon
Memories of Prague from the Philadelphia Orchestra
Bachtrack
02.12.12
James Conlon
Opera review: Placido Domingo in L.A. Opera's 'Simon Boccanegra'
Los Angeles Times
02.03.12
James Conlon
Triumphant return for Conlon with OSM
Montreal Gazette
01.08.12
James Conlon
Ehnes and Conlon start off New World’s new year in high-voltage style
South Florida Classical Review
11.06.11
James Conlon
Music review: Yuja Wang and James Conlon with L.A. Philharmonic
Los Angeles Times
10.18.11
James Conlon
Review: James Conlon conducts the San Francisco Symphony
Stark Insider
09.18.11
James Conlon
Opera review: Los Angeles Opera's 'Eugene Onegin'
Los Angeles Times
08.06.11
James Conlon
Mahler cycle gets choral kick in finale
Chicago Tribune
08.01.11
James Conlon
Singers, CSO deliver thrilling 'Tosca'
Chicago Tribune
05.30.11
James Conlon
May Festival finale a feast of vocal talent
Cincinnati Enquirer
05.21.11
James Conlon
May Festival opens in grand fashion
Cincinnati Enquirer
12.13.10
James Conlon
JAMES CONLON HONORED BY USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND WAGNER SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Shuman Associates Inc
11.28.10
James Conlon
Los Angeles Opera's 'Rigoletto'
Los Angeles Times
11.28.10
James Conlon
The Chilling Tears of a Clown
The Los Angeles Times
11.15.10
James Conlon
Plácido Domingo Announces Contract Extension for Music Director James Conlon through LA Opera's 2012/13 Season
Los Angeles Opera
10.23.10
James Conlon
Music Review: San Francisco Symphony plays Dvorak
San Francisco Chronicle
05.18.10
James Conlon
JAMES CONLON RENEWS CONTRACT WITH THE CINCINNATI MAY FESTIVAL THROUGH 2013
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05.17.10
James Conlon
JAMES CONLON INDUCTED INTO AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
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03.17.10
James Conlon
CONDUCTOR JAMES CONLON RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE
Shuman Associates Inc.
03.06.10
James Conlon
James Conlon and Lisa de la Salle play Prokofiev
The Los Angeles Times
01.17.10
James Conlon
James Conlon’s “Rigoletto” is unforgettable
Corriere della Sera
07.28.09
James Conlon
Youthful pianists shine; Upshaw glows brighter
The Aspen Times
02.27.09
James Conlon
Review: Conlon conducts the L.A. Philharmonic in Mendelssohn
Los Angeles Times
02.09.09
James Conlon, Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos
2009 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
09.05.08
James Conlon
JAMES CONLON HOSTS SHADOWS IN PARADISE – HITLER’S EXILES IN HOLLYWOOD
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01.01.01
James Conlon, Robert Spano, Jonathan Biss, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos
OPUS 3 ARTISTS 2009 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES

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.

Mr. Conlon is Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera and Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Italy, where he is the first American to hold the position in the orchestra's 84-year history. He served as Music Director of the Cincinnati May Festival for 37 years (1979–2016) holding one of the longest tenures of any director of an American classical music institution, and is now Conductor Laureate. Mr. Conlon has also served as Music Director of the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony (2006–15); Principal Conductor of the Paris National Opera (1995–2004); General Music Director of the City of Cologne, Germany (1989–2002), where he was Music Director of both the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the Cologne Opera; and Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic (1983–91). He has conducted more than 270 performances at the Metropolitan Opera since his debut there in 1976. He has also conducted at Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Mariinsky Theatre, Royal Opera at Covent Garden in London, Teatro del Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and Lyric Opera of Chicago ... read full bio