Kent Nagano talks to Tom Service on BBC Radio 3

04 March 2015

Tom Service caught up with Kent, for his Music Matters programme on BBC Radio 3, when he was in London recently to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Wolfgang Rihm. Kent talks to Tom about the lasting influence of the musical education he received in the culturally rich surroundings of Morro Bay in […]

Rarities on CD: French trumpet concertos

29 January 2015

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Paul Merkelo – Principal Trumpet with the orchestra for over 20 years – have recorded rarely played French trumpet concertos that are renowned for being some of the most demanding pieces for this instrument. The French repertoire draws attention to a period in Europe that saw the liberation of […]

Kent Nagano returns to London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

07 January 2015

After more than 5 years, Kent Nagano is returning to London on 31 January 2015 to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Wolfgang Rihm’s “Tutuguri” – a work for large orchestra, percussionists, taped chorus and speaker. The performance at the Barbican in London is the UK premiere of Rihm’s “Poeme danse”. Kent Nagano has conducted […]

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Kent Nagano: Tour to Asia

02 September 2014

Together with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano will embark on a major tour to Japan and China in October with concerts in Tokyo, Fukui, Kyoto, Yokosuka, Sapporo, Beijing and Shanghai. The programmes feature works by Debussy, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and Ravel. In Koriyama they will give a charity concert in memory of the 2011 […]

Three new CD releases

There will be three new CDs being released in October under the baton of Kent Nagano. Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 “The Poetry of Freedom” will be published by Sony Classical as the last part of a recording of all the Symphonies by Beethoven with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under Kent Nagano. A […]