Music, Memory and Morality: How and Why Wagner Matters


Maestro James Conlon

Maestro James Conlon

Maestro James Conlon and Liebe Geft, Director of MOT

Maestro James Conlon and Liebe Geft, Director of MOT

How and Why Wagner Matters

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM 

Many people regard Wagner as the Musical muse of Hitler. Maestro James Conlon will explore the question of whether an artist’s work can always be separated from his/her message, particularly in the lifetime of those who were afflicted by the message.

James Conlon is LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director. One of today's preeminent conductors, James Conlon has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire, and developed enduring relationships with many of the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. Since his New York Philharmonic debut in 1974, Mr. Conlon has appeared as guest conductor with virtually every major North American and European orchestra and has been a frequent guest conductor at the Metropolitan Opera for over thirty years.

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