First American to Hold This Position in the Orchestra’s 84 Year History
(June 9, 2015) – The Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai today announced the appointment of conductor James Conlon as the orchestra’s Principal Conductor beginning in the 2016-17 season. Mr. Conlon is the first American to hold the position of Principal Conductor in the Orchestra’s 84 year old history. He will conduct eight weeks of programs including tours, recordings, concert operas, and choral works.
James ponders auto-correct mishaps in our modern musical world.
Read James Conlon’s latest blog for Musical America titled Political Walls, Cultural Emissaries.
“Classical music and ballet unite human beings not only across geographic and political borders, but also across the centuries. Music is healing and salutary for the human spirit.”