Conlon will conduct in Turin
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.