“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 and Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

January 26th, 2023|Categories: 2022-2023 Season|

On Saturday 22 April 2023, Kent Nagano is joined by cellist Jan Vogler and the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra as well as an international choir of young singers for a performance at Carnegie Hall, New York. The programme features the world premiere of American composer Sean Shepherd’s An einem klaren Tag—On a Clear Day for choirs, solo cello, and orchestra with poetry by Ulla Hahn, commissioned by the Dresden Music Festival, as well as Brahms’s Schickslaslied and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. More information about the performance and tickets can be found here.

Kent Nagano conducts premiere in Hamburg

January 19th, 2023|Categories: 2022-2023 Season|

On 22 January, Kent Nagano conducts the premiere of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in a production by Angelina Nikonova. The story of the opera is based correspondent tale by Nikolaj Leskow. Other performances are 25, 28 and 31 January, and 4 and 8 February. More information can be found here. “A woman becomes a murderess, but still the 26-year-old composer Shostakovich has sympathy for her. Katerina Ismailova – killer and victim at the same time – frees herself from a business world full of dullness, greed and cruelty by poisoning her Father-in-law in order to be able to live with her lover. This is accompanied by music of radical vitality that vehemently expresses the right to one’s own [...]

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