Kent Nagano
Photo: Broede

The ‘Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’ (OSM) and American conductor Kent Nagano (61) extend their association until 2020. After serving as music advisor for two years, Maestro Nagano became the Orchestra’s music director in 2006. His first five-year term was renewed twice, most recently until 2016. Orchestra representatives underline that Nagano has brought a  significant contribution to the Orchestra: « Since joining the OSM, Maestro Nagano has contributed to many of the Orchestra’s major projects, including Maison symphonique, its new home, which opened in 2011, and construction of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique, which will have its inaugural concert in 2014. The OSM has become one of the foremost exponents of the rich Austro-German repertoire and the Orchestra has recorded extensively, drawing attention for several recordings of Beethoven, among others. In addition, the OSM has seen growth and significant renewal of its audiences (in 2013, the OSM had 1,300 subscribers under age 34). »

In 2015 Nagano will become ‘Generalmusikdirektor’ in Hamburg/Germany.

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