Con­lon will con­duct in Turin

Los Angeles Times - - CULTURE MONSTER - — David Ng

James Con­lon has been named the new prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor of the Orches­tra Sin­fon­ica Nazionale della Rai in Turin, Italy, his rep­re­sen­ta­tives an­nounced on Tues­day.

Con­lon, who cur­rently serves as mu­sic direc­tor of Los An­ge­les Opera, will begin his new job at the start of the 2016-17 sea­son.

Hold­ing mul­ti­ple con­duct­ing po­si­tions is com­mon in the clas­si­cal mu­sic world. In Turin, he will con­duct eight weeks of pro­grams per sea­son, in­clud­ing tours, record­ings, con­cert op­eras and choral works.

The 65-year-old con­duc­tor will con­clude his ten­ure as the mu­sic direc­tor of the Ravinia Fes­ti­val in Chicago at the end of this sum­mer sea­son. He will step down from his post at Cincin­nati’s May Fes­ti­val in 2016.

Con­lon, a New York na­tive, has spent much of his ca­reer in Europe, lead­ing such pres­ti­gious com­pa­nies as the Paris Na­tional Opera, the Cologne Opera and the Rot­ter­dam Phil­har­monic. He joined L.A. Opera at the start of the 2006-07 sea­son.

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