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MOLA Awards James Conlon With Eroica Award for Outstanding Service to Music


Conductor James Conlon has been named the winner of the Eroica Award for Outstanding Service to Music. The accolade was bestowed on the famed conductor by MOLA: An Association of Music performance Librarians which is comprised of more than 585 members across 248 orchestras, 36 opera and ballet ccompanies, eight professional bands and ensembles, and 33 music academies. Per an {…}


Colburn School to Honor James Conlon at Annual Gala


Colburn School will honor conductor James Conlon during its annual gala on April 7, 2024. During the event, Conlon will receive the Richard D. Colburn Award for his “exemplary contributions to the world of classical music and arts.” The program will feature music by Mozart and features the Colburn Orchestra. Conlon recently announced that he would be retiring from his {…}


James Conlon Announces Final Season with LA Opera, to Become Conductor Laureate


James Conlon is set to become Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Opera in 2026. Conlon announced that the 2025-26 season will be his final one at the helm of the organization marking his 20th anniversary in the position of music director and his 40th with the company. “The long, productive relationship that I have shared with LA Opera and {…}


James Conlon Receives Austrian Honor


American conductor James Conlon has been awarded Austria’s Cross of Honor for Science and Art. The award, created in 1955, is a state decoration from the Republic of Austria and is part of the Austrian national honors system. The award honors both Austrians and non-Austrians who have “distinguished themselves and earned general acclaim through especially superior creative and commendable services {…}

Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q&A: James Conlon, Marlon Daniel, & Maria Todaro on Their Shared Devotion to the Life and Works of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges


Photo: Bob-Estremera, Bonnie Perkinson, & Tania Baricklo The name and reputation of the revolutionary Classical composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges were once nearly forgotten. Through the work of Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon, Marlon Daniel founder of the Saint-Georges International Music Festival, and stage director Maria Todaro, Bologne is returning to the spotlight. Below these individuals discuss {…}


Los Angeles Opera Announces Contract Extension for James Conlon, New Role for Lina González-Granados


Los Angeles Opera has announced that it will extend the contract of Music Director James Conlon until the 2024-25 season. Conlon took over the role in 2006 and has led more than 400 performances with the company in 62 different operas we well as two world premieres and 29 company premieres. “I am extremely happy to continue my collaboration with {…}


Alaysha Fox, James Conlon Headline LAO At Home For Week of Sept. 14


The Los Angeles Opera has announced its streaming program for the week starting on Sept. 14, 2020. It all starts with “Opera Happy Hour” starring Jeremy Frank as he explores some of opera’s most memorable melodies that have entered popular culture. Streaming Date: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT Soprano Alaysha Fox headlines a living room recital. She {…}


Ana María Martinez & James Conlon Headline LAO At Home To End August


(Credit: Tom Specht) The Los Angeles Opera has revealed its streaming slate for the LAO at Home service for the final week of August. The week will kick off with a living room recital feature soprano Ana María Martinez. Her program will include the famed “Song to the Moon” and a selection of Spanish songs. Streaming Date: Tuesday, August 25, {…}