“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.


General Music Director Kent Nagano receives Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

February 19th, 2024|Categories: 2023 - 2024 Season|

“Kent Nagano stands for classical music at the highest level and carries his enthusiasm far into society.” - Dr Carsten Brosda, Minister of Culture and Media Hamburg Ehrung BVO Kent Nagano (c) Claudia Höhne, Bundesverdienstorden, Rathaus Hamburg, Turmsaal, 19.02.2024 Kent Nagano has been honoured by the Federal President with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Dr Carsten Brosda, Minister Culture and Media, presented him with the award today in the Tower Hall of the Town Hall. “I feel deeply honoured to receive this high recognition from Germany and, indirectly, from the great culture it represents. If I have been able to contribute in any way to the extensive artistic [...]

Kent Nagano starts 2024 in Amsterdam, Zurich and Berlin

January 17th, 2024|Categories: 2023 - 2024 Season|

Kent Nagano's first concerts in 2024 will take him to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on January 13 for the Dutch premiere of Unsuk Chin's Alaraph 'Rite of the Heartbeat' with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. On January 18 & 19, Kent Nagano will conduct the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich with a world premiere of Bryce Dessner's Piano Concerto and on January 28, Kent Nagano will return to Berlin to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester (DSO), whose chief conductor he was and is now associated with as honorary conductor. The program includes Hildegard von Bingen's Responsorium 'O vis aeternitatis', performed by singers from the Rundfunkchor Berlin, and Mahler's 7th Symphony.

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