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Maestro Kent Nagano to make return to the OSM with live performance

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WATCH: Classical music fans are in for a treat on July 16 as OSM Conductor Emeritus Kent Nagano returns to perform before a live audience at the Festival de Lanaudière in Joliette – Jul 13, 2021

Classical music lovers will be in an upbeat mood on July 16th as Maestro Kent Nagano makes a return to lead the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) to perform at the Festival de Lanaudière classical music festival in Joliette.

The Conductor Emeritus of the OSM hasn’t performed before a live audience since February, 2020.

For the event, the OSM will perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, featuring soprano Hélène Guilmette. There will also be a performance of Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.

The return of Maestro Nagano was arranged only a few weeks ago as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, but the former music director of the OSM is thrilled to be back.

“I think it’s going to be a feeling of festivity, a feeling of celebration and above all the joy of sharing music together,” Maestro Nagano told Global News.

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Nagano has performed with OSM during the pandemic but not in front of a live audience.

“Music is one of the most special forms of communication. It’s not based on words. It’s really based on feeling. It’s based on passion,” he said.

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The concert on July 16th will be performed at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay, where 831 people are allowed to attend.

Organizers expect the concert to be sold out.  Only a few tickets remain.

As part of his role under the title of Conductor Emeritus, Maestro Nagano is committed to performing more concerts with the OSM at future dates.

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