James Conlon
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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed 70-year-old American conductor James Conlon as Artistic Advisor, the BSO announced. Conlon, who has worked as Music Director for the LA Opera since 2006, will join the BSO in the 2021-22 season. Conlon is also Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Italy.

The BSO announced in February that music director Marin Alsop would step down after 14 years of leading the orchestra. Alsop will serve as Music Director Laureate, leading three concert weeks per week through the 2025–26 season.

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