Maestro James Conlon discusses work by marginalized composers

Feb 04, 2024

Conductor James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera and Artistic Director of the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, has long championed works by composers whose careers and lives were tragically cut short by the Nazi regime in Europe. On the occasion of the LA Opera’s forthcoming performances of Highway 1, by trailblazing African-American composer William Grant Still, and the semi-autobiographical Der Zwerg (The Dwarf) by Austrian refugee Alexander Zemlinsky, Conlon expands on the importance of works by marginalized composers.