James Lowe

"James Lowe’s conducting of this score was virtually faultless. He brought fine romantic warmth to “Somewhere,” One Hand One Heart” and Tonight” and crackling energy and high-stepping panache to the dance episodes."
Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, May 5, 2019 - 'West Side Story' at Chicago Lyric Opera

“It's especially satisfying to hear a full complement of musicians, vividly conducted by James Lowe, playing Jonathan Tunick's splendid orchestrations.”
Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, April 27, 2015 - 'Sweeney Todd' at Houston Grand Opera

“...and the conductor James Lowe drew a delicious performance from the orchestra.”
Steve Smith, New York Times, July 22, 2013 - 'Camelot' at the Glimmerglass Festival

“Unlike so many Broadway and regional productions that alter the sound of classic shows with reduced or synthesized orchestral parts, the 37 members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, under the fine baton of conductor James Lowe, gloriously play Robert Russell Bennett's full original orchestrations for "Oklahoma!" Just experiencing the vibrancy of a full string section filling out a lush Rodgers waltz tune like "Out of My Dreams" is something to truly cherish.”
Scott Morgan, Chicago Daily Herald, May 7, 2013 - 'Oklahoma!' at the Lyric Opera of Chicago


A leading conductor of Opera and Musical Theater, Grammy nominated musician James Lowe will return to Houston Grand Opera this fall to lead John Caird's production of La bohéme. This season he will also make return appearances at Lyric Opera of Chicago (West Side Story), Washington National Opera (Jeanine Tesori's The Lion, The Unicorn and Me), The Glimmerglass Festival (Show Boat) and Utah Opera (The Little Prince). He made his European debut conducting Candide in Francesca Zambello's production at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and Opéra National de Bordeaux, and he recently . . .

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