Conlon adds another award to his heap
James Conlon, music director of the Cincinnati May Festival, will be awarded the Medal of the American Liszt Society on May 30 in a ceremony at the United States Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the society has announced. The American Liszt Society chose Conlon for his commitment to the arts, as well as to the music of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
In 2004, Conlon conducted and recorded with the May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra the world premiere of Liszt's oratorio, "St. Stanislaus" for Telarc. That recording also won the 3oth International F. Liszt Record Grand Prix by the Liszt Society of Budapest, Hungary.
Conlon will be conducting in Florence Italy at the time of the presentation, so his wife, Jennifer Ringo Conlon, will accept the medal on his behalf.