Maestro James Conlon to Receive Prize for Reviving Suppressed Music

JamesConlonMaestro James Conlon, Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera (and Pro Musica Hebraica’s artistic adviser) has been awarded this year’s Roger E. Joseph Prize from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion:

Rabbi David Ellenson stated, “It is a privilege to present HUC-JIR’s highest honor, the Joseph Prize, to Maestro Conlon, in recognition of his efforts to raise public consciousness to the significance of works of composers whose lives and compositions were suppressed by the Nazi regime. The Orel Foundation, which he created, is dedicated to giving attention to these composers with the performance of their works.”

James Conlon is one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors. He has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra. Through worldwide touring, an extensive discography and videography, television appearances and guest speaking engagements, Conlon is one of classical music’s most recognized interpreters.

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