“The whole evening is electrified, the music pulses ceaselessly, the rhythm is sharpened, everything flows…”
(Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Kent Nagano is renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence. He is passionate about introducing concert and opera audiences throughout the world to new and rediscovered music and offering fresh insights into established repertoire.


Kent Nagano Releases Symphonic Recording with Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

June 21st, 2024|Categories: 2023 - 2024 Season, New Release|

This first symphonic recording featuring Kent Nagano releases Schubert, Webern, Mahlerand on FARAO classics with Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, devoted to the highly charged period at the turning point between Romanticism and Modernism. The programme consists of two chamber works by Schubert, orchestrated by Mahler and Webern and presented in a new guise, as well as an original, early chamber work by Webern. “The Schubert-Mahler-Webern triad contains an important piece of music history which, in the way the works are interwoven with each other, we can experience here like under a magnifying glass. It is part of the history of Romanticism in its late phase, shim-mering in new colors on the threshold of modernity.” — Kent Nagano

Saint Francois d’Assise staged in Hamburg

June 11th, 2024|Categories: 2023 - 2024 Season|

Kent Nagano embarked on a project with Georges Delnon to perform Messiaen's opera Saint François d'Assise. The Elbphilharmonie is the venue for a musical and scenic Gesamtkunstwerk with over 300 participants. Kent Nagano worked with Seiji Ozawa on the world premiere of the seldom-performed St Francois d’ Assise in Paris in 1983.  Forty years ago, the young conductor lived and worked with Messiaen for over a year - today, he is a leading authority on the music of this brilliant composer, who tirelessly pursued his own independent path. The performances in Hamburg last week were completely sold out with FAZ writing: “In the last year of their tenure at the Hamburg State Opera, Georges Delnon and Kent Nagano have taken [...]

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