Book presentation with Kent Nagano at the Amerikazentrum Hamburg (September 2019)

On 12 September, Kent Nagano will present his book “Classical Music – Expect the Unexpected” at the Amerikazentrum Hamburg. After a presentation and a discussion with the presenter Johanna von Coburg, there will be the possibility of a Q&A.

Further information on the event can be found here.

More information about the book can be found here.

7-11 August: Kent Nagano and OSM present Virée Classique 2019 (August 2019)

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and its Music Director Kent Nagano will present the eighth edition of the Virée Classique/Classical Spree Festival in Montréal from 7 to 11 August.

Click here for more information on the concert programmes and dates.

The OSM has produced a trailer for the Virée Classique.


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

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.