On 5 and 6 December, Kent Nagano will conduct works by Pärt, Stravinsky and Schumann at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Arvo Pärt is one of the most important composers of our time. In the 4th Philharmonic Concert this weekend, two works by the 86-year-old Estonian artist will be on the program: In addition to “Fratres,” [...]
Today conductor Kent Nagano celebrates his 70th birthday – duly celebrated by previous companions, musicians, colleagues and many others. We wish him a very happy birthday!
On Thursday, 18 November 2021, Kent Nagano, together with the musicians of Concerto Köln and singers, will present Wagner’s Das Rheingold in concert at the Kölner Philharmonie. This concert was created as part of the scientific-artistic project Wagner Readings, which has been working on Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in historically informed performance [...]
On 29 October, Kent Nagano will conduct Beethoven's Missa Solemnis at the Cologne Cathedral. The concert will take place as part of the Beethovenfest and will also present Stockhausen's "Gesang der Jünglinge" together with the musicians of Concerto Köln, the Vokalensemble Kölner Dom and renowned soloists. The concert can be watched live on ARTE and [...]
A 3-CD box set of works by French composer Olivier Messiaen and featuring Kent Nagano and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir is released today on the BR Klassik label. The recording is a live recording of the works Poèmes pour Mi, Chronochromie and La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ from concerts with Kent [...]
On 7 and 8 October, Kent Nagano will return to Zurich to conduct Britten's War Reqiuem at the Tonhalle Zurich, which reopened in mid-September. 7, 8 October Zurich, Tonhalle Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich Britten: War Requiem op. 66 Georgia Jarman - soprano Ian Bostridge - tenor Russell Braun - baritone Zurich Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath - rehearsal [...]
The new book by conductor Kent Nagano was published today, September 30, by Berlin Verlag. In “10 Lessons of my Life” Kent Nagano recalls ten very personal encounters of his life, from which he learned decisive lessons not only for his career. Among them are the Icelandic pop artist Björk, Frank Zappa, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre [...]
The Philharmonic State Orchestra and Kent Nagano will open the new concert season with the Rathausmarkt Open-Air on 14/15 August 2021. For the first time the concerts will be on to two days with two performances each: after the symphonic prelude on Saturday, a tribute to Jacques Offenbach will follow on Sunday with ensemble members [...]