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James Conlon

Award-Winning Symphonic/Operatic Conductor & Educator; Founder of the OREL Foundation; Recipient of Legion d’Honneur

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James Conlon Biography

Renowned conductor James Conlon has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic, and choral repertoire and is one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors and educators. Conlon has spoken internationally about the power of creativity, the enduring importance of classical music, and leadership insights that resonate across industries.

Since his 1974 debut with the New York Philharmonic, Conlon has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra. He is Music Director of LA Opera, with whom he has won four Grammy Awards and led more performances than any other conductor in the company’s history, and also serves as Artistic Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Through worldwide touring, an extensive discography and videography, numerous writings, television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he is one of classical music’s most recognized and prolific figures.

Conlon is an enthusiastic advocate of the role music plays in our shared humanity and civic life. He has worked to call attention to the works of composers silenced by the Nazi regime – which led to the creation of The OREL Foundation, the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, and his popular TEDx Talk “Resurrecting Forbidden Music.” Conlon has received numerous honorary doctorates and accolades including the Legion d’Honneur – France’s highest honor – and was personally inducted by then-President Jacques Chirac.

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership Lessons from a Conductor of Classical Music

    As a conductor whose career has spanned over 50 years, James Conlon illuminates the profound leadership lessons that resonate in business, institutional, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. Conductors inspire, direct, listen and follow, lead and guide, simultaneously, all in the service of musical creativity. Mr. Conlon offers expert applications of these ideas to executives, co-workers, and companies navigating the future of a constantly changing world.

  • Building Unified Teams

    In his role as a globally renowned conductor, James Conlon has led some of the most prestigious musical organizations in the world. Sharing stories of success (and failure) from more than 50 years of experience, Mr. Conlon offers insights about how to get a collective of highly diverse (and talented) individuals on the same page, to identify a common goal, and motivate the group to attain it.

  • Resurrecting Forbidden Music

    Inspired by his impactful TEDx Talk on the subject, renowned conductor James Conlon shares the fascinating story of his work to resurrect the music that was forbidden by the Nazi regime. Jewish musicians and their music were repressed, and the effects are still with us today. Mr. Conlon’s personal journey started with a chance discovery on the radio and has expanded to broad efforts to bring a voluminous heritage of music to the public’s consciousness.

  • The Power of Creativity, For Everyone

    In this riveting talk, renowned conductor James Conlon reveals the power of creativity – and how anyone can access this power in their work and life. Drawing on his internationally prestigious career in classical music, Mr. Conlon shares how any organization can adopt the successful strategies of a quality orchestra – to honor the great traditions of the past and innovate and embrace the future.

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  • HOW TO BOOK James Conlon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Conlon for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James Conlon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Conlon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK James Conlon?

    Speaking fees for James Conlon, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that James Conlon charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Conlon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR James Conlon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Conlon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Conlon for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Conlon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Conlon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Award-Winning Symphonic/Operatic Conductor & Educator; Founder of the OREL Foundation; Recipient of Legion d’Honneur

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James Conlon Biography

Renowned conductor James Conlon has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic, and choral repertoire and is one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors and educators. Conlon has spoken internationally about the power of creativity, the enduring importance of classical music, and leadership insights that resonate across industries.

Since his 1974 debut with the New York Philharmonic, Conlon has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra. He is Music Director of LA Opera, with whom he has won four Grammy Awards and led more performances than any other conductor in the company’s history, and also serves as Artistic Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Through worldwide touring, an extensive discography and videography, numerous writings, television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he is one of classical music’s most recognized and prolific figures.

Conlon is an enthusiastic advocate of the role music plays in our shared humanity and civic life. He has worked to call attention to the works of composers silenced by the Nazi regime – which led to the creation of The OREL Foundation, the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, and his popular TEDx Talk “Resurrecting Forbidden Music.” Conlon has received numerous honorary doctorates and accolades including the Legion d’Honneur – France’s highest honor – and was personally inducted by then-President Jacques Chirac.

James Conlon Speaking Topics

  • Leadership Lessons from a Conductor of Classical Music

    As a conductor whose career has spanned over 50 years, James Conlon illuminates the profound leadership lessons that resonate in business, institutional, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. Conductors inspire, direct, listen and follow, lead and guide, simultaneously, all in the service of musical creativity. Mr. Conlon offers expert applications of these ideas to executives, co-workers, and companies navigating the future of a constantly changing world.

  • Building Unified Teams

    In his role as a globally renowned conductor, James Conlon has led some of the most prestigious musical organizations in the world. Sharing stories of success (and failure) from more than 50 years of experience, Mr. Conlon offers insights about how to get a collective of highly diverse (and talented) individuals on the same page, to identify a common goal, and motivate the group to attain it.

  • Resurrecting Forbidden Music

    Inspired by his impactful TEDx Talk on the subject, renowned conductor James Conlon shares the fascinating story of his work to resurrect the music that was forbidden by the Nazi regime. Jewish musicians and their music were repressed, and the effects are still with us today. Mr. Conlon’s personal journey started with a chance discovery on the radio and has expanded to broad efforts to bring a voluminous heritage of music to the public’s consciousness.

  • The Power of Creativity, For Everyone

    In this riveting talk, renowned conductor James Conlon reveals the power of creativity – and how anyone can access this power in their work and life. Drawing on his internationally prestigious career in classical music, Mr. Conlon shares how any organization can adopt the successful strategies of a quality orchestra – to honor the great traditions of the past and innovate and embrace the future.

James Conlon Videos

  • Freedom From Fear: James Conlon
    Can music be a driver for positive change? "Music can be a deeply life-affirming passion for anybody." – Conductor James Conlon visited the Thomas...
  • Resurrecting Forbidden Music | James Conlon | TEDxBeaconStreet
    The racist, genocidal goal of the Nazi regime was not only to destroy the Jewish population, but also to stifle its cultural voice forever. Nowhere...

FAQs on booking James Conlon

  • How to book James Conlon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Conlon for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James Conlon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Conlon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Conlon?

    Speaking fees for James Conlon, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that James Conlon charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Conlon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Conlon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Conlon for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Conlon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Conlon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Conlon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Conlon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Leadership Lessons from a Conductor of Classical Music, Building Unified Teams, Resurrecting Forbidden Music and The Power of Creativity, For Everyone. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Conlon for your event is available upon request. James Conlon generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Twyla Tharp, Kenny Aronoff, Harold O’Neal, Speech Thomas and Chandrika Tandon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Conlon for an upcoming live or virtual event.

James Conlon Speaking Topics

  • Leadership Lessons from a Conductor of Classical Music

    As a conductor whose career has spanned over 50 years, James Conlon illuminates the profound leadership lessons that resonate in business, institutional, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. Conductors inspire, direct, listen and follow, lead and guide, simultaneously, all in the service of musical creativity. Mr. Conlon offers expert applications of these ideas to executives, co-workers, and companies navigating the future of a constantly changing world.

  • Building Unified Teams

    In his role as a globally renowned conductor, James Conlon has led some of the most prestigious musical organizations in the world. Sharing stories of success (and failure) from more than 50 years of experience, Mr. Conlon offers insights about how to get a collective of highly diverse (and talented) individuals on the same page, to identify a common goal, and motivate the group to attain it.

  • Resurrecting Forbidden Music

    Inspired by his impactful TEDx Talk on the subject, renowned conductor James Conlon shares the fascinating story of his work to resurrect the music that was forbidden by the Nazi regime. Jewish musicians and their music were repressed, and the effects are still with us today. Mr. Conlon’s personal journey started with a chance discovery on the radio and has expanded to broad efforts to bring a voluminous heritage of music to the public’s consciousness.

  • The Power of Creativity, For Everyone

    In this riveting talk, renowned conductor James Conlon reveals the power of creativity – and how anyone can access this power in their work and life. Drawing on his internationally prestigious career in classical music, Mr. Conlon shares how any organization can adopt the successful strategies of a quality orchestra – to honor the great traditions of the past and innovate and embrace the future.

James Conlon Speaker Videos

  • Freedom From Fear: James Conlon
    Can music be a driver for positive change? "Music can be a deeply life-affirming passion for anybody." – Conductor James Conlon visited the Thomas Mann House in Pacific Palisades to reflect on the...
    Resurrecting Forbidden Music | James Conlon | TEDxBeaconStreet
    The racist, genocidal goal of the Nazi regime was not only to destroy the Jewish population, but also to stifle its cultural voice forever. Nowhere was that more evident than in its systematic...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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