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James Conlon Ending His Tenure As May Festival Music Director This Month

Read on the WVXU website here.

By Frank Johnson WVXU
May 13, 2016

Listen to the interview here.

When this year’s May Festival concerts conclude, it will mark the end of James Conlon‘s 37 year run as music director. Maestro Conlon recently spoke to Frank Johnson by phone from Spain with some perspective and memories of his tenure with the May Festival.

Photo: Chester Higgins

“He is a miracle of equilibrium: his dramatic intuition never fails, nor betrays the transparency of the music…In full command of his skills, Conlon exudes maturity to his fingertips.”

La Monde de la Musique