James Bagwell

Conductor

“James Bagwell led his eager Chorale and the American Symphony Orchestra with sympathetic verve.”

– MARTIN BERNHEIMER, FINANCIAL TIMES

James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He was recently named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now (TON) and was appointed principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra in 2009.

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James was recently featured as the Insignia Artists Management Artist of the Month!

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Upcoming Schedule

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March 8 and 10, 2024

8 and 2

Orpheus in the Underworld

James will conduct the Bard Conservatory Orchestra and vocalists from the Graduate Vocal Arts Program in a fully staged production of Offenbach's great masterpiece.

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theatre
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
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March 22, 2024

8:00 PM

American Symphony Orchestra

James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorale in Schoenberg's masterpiece Gurre-Lieder for the American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein conducting.

https://americansymphony.org/concerts/schoenberg-gurre-lieder/

Carnegie Hall
New York, New York
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April 13, 2024

7:30

Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

James will conduct the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Requiem along with works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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May 11, 2024

4:00

Berkshire Bach Orchestra and Choir

James will conduct two settings of the Magnificat text, one by Johann Sebastian Bach and the other by his son, C. P. E. Bach

The First Congregational Church
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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“The Bard singers, under the direction of James Bagwell, were a highlight of and an authoritative presence throughout, projecting Nono’s fractured, eerie voicings and wailing walls of sound with confidence from their station behind the orchestra. More than the instrumentalists and most of the vocal soloists, or the conductor, Bagwell’s choir gave this allegorical beast much of its galvanizing force.”

– SEAN PICCOLI, NEW YORK CLASSICAL REVIEW

Recordings

June 27, 2014

Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi with Orchestra

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