Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano at the SWR Symphonieorchester (July 2019)

On 18, 19 and 20 July, Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano will be guests at the SWR Symphonieorchester in Stuttgart and Freiburg. They will perform Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto and Bruckner’s Symphony Nr. 6.
The concert on 19 July will be video streamed live on SWRClassic and SWRClassic’s facebook page.

Overview on the concerts:

18, 19 July, 20.00 – Stuttgart, Liederhalle
SWR Symphonieorchester
Schoenberg: Piano Concerto op. 42
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 A Major

19 July, 20.00: Live Video Stream on SWRClassic.de

20 July, 20.00 – Freiburg, Konzerthaus
s. 18 July

Further information on the concerts (in German) can be found here.

Kent Nagano and Concerto Köln on Deutschlandfunk Kultur (June 2019)

“Great symphony with an orchestra from the so-called early music scene: It is an exciting musical adventure that the Concerto Köln tackles with the conductor Kent Nagano in the project “Wagner-Lesarten” – with the Wesendonck-Lieder and Bruckner’s 3rd Symphony.”

Listen to the concert of 16 May in the Philharmonoie Köln here on Deutschlandfunk Kultur for another 30 days.

Richard Wagner: Five songs after poems by Mathilde Wesendonck (arrangement for voice and orchestra by Felix Mottl)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor (3rd version 1889)

 

Kent Nagano conducts George Benjamin premiere in Hamburg (April 2019)

Kent Nagano, General Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera, will conduct the German premiere of George Benjamin’s opera Lessons in Love and Violence staged by Katie Mitchell with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra on 7 April 2019. The work is a co-commission with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (world premiere 10 May 2018), De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Opéra de Lyon, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and the Teatro Real Madrid. Additional performance dates in Hamburg include 10, 13 and 18 April.

Lessons in Love and Violence tells a story of blood, power, dynasty, jealousy, treason and sex. All those themes, found in plays by Shakespeare and Marlowe, have been stirred by playwright Martin Crimp and composer George Benjamin into a musical frame: hot and cold, passionate and restrained.

Find here further information on the new production at the Hamburg State Opera.

The premiere will be broadcast live on NDR Kultur at 18.00 CET. Click here to listen live.

On Friday, 5 April, the Elbphilharmonie will host a public discussion with Kent Nagano and George Benjamin including live music by the composer himself and with chamber works by Mahler, Messiaen and others. Find here more information on the event.

Final tour concert: Kent Nagano and the OSM in the Berlin Philharmonie (March 2019)

On Monday, 25 March, Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal together with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will be guest in the Berlin Philharmonie. It will be the farewell concert of the Europe tour of Kent Nagano and the OSM.

The concert will be streamed live on Medici.TV and the Facebook page of the OSM. The stream is available worldwide except in Germany. Please click here. One day later, the entire concert will be available worldwide without exception for 30 days on the OSM website.

Find here further information on the concert.

The entire concert can be streamed here until 25 April.

 

Tourstart: OSM and Kent Nagano’s Europe Tour (March 2019)

On Monday, 11 March the big European tour by Kent Nagano and the OSM will start with a concert in Dusseldorf. On the program will be works by Debussy, Mozart and Stravinsky.

The orchestra and Kent Nagano will also be guest in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Concert House and Paris’ Cité de la musique, among others.

Soloists of the tour are pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Rafał Blechacz as well as alto Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

Find here an overview of the tourdates.

Kent Nagano | Announcement of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2019-20 Season (March 2019)

Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) announced their coming season 2019/20 on 28 February 2019. It will be Kent Nagano’s final season as Music Director of the OSM and with more than 100 concerts it will feature celebrations, prestigious invited guests, and performances of great masterpieces of the symphonic repertoire.

At the season’s opening concert, in September 2019, Kent Nagano and the OSM will present works by Shostakovich, Schoenberg and Rachmaninoff. Throughout the season, they will perform concert programs, which reflect Kent Nagano’s legacy with the orchestra: Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 as well as the traditional Christmas program, this year featuring Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. In January 2020, Kent Nagano will also conduct the OSM’s first cycle of Schubert Symphonies at a festival dedicated to showing the many facets of this composer.
In February 2020, Pascal Dusapin’s Symphony pour orgue et orchestre “Waves” will have its North America premiere both in the Maison Symphonique and in Toronto under the direction of Kent Nagano – after being world premiered in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie in January.

In October 2019, the OSM and Kent Nagano will be performing on a tour in Latin America and in Chicago. Soloists will be the violinist Veronika Eberle and Pianist Denis Matsuev.

In March 2020, the orchestra and its Music Director will be re-invited to New York’s Carnegie Hall. Together with pianist Mikhail Pletnev they will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

Kent Nagano about his last season as the OSM’s Music Director:

“Nearly twenty years after my very first collaboration with the OSM as a guest conductor, the 2019–2020 season provides the Orchestra with a new opportunity to offer themes that engage with a variety of perspectives and experiences: we hope they will be a source of wonder and vitality for our audience members while remaining at the forefront of our modern lives.”

Here you can find further information on the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s new season 2019/20.

Kent Nagano conducts concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (February 2019)

On 14 and 15 February 2019, conductor Kent Nagano will be guest with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich and will stand at the rostrum of the orchestra for two concerts in the Herkulessaal.

On the program will be works by Messiaen and Berlioz. BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert on Friday, 15 February live. Click here for the intermezzo talk for the live broadcast with Kent Nagano, already online on the homepage of BR Klassik.

Find here further information on both concerts.