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Kent Nagano previews his last summer with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.cHis name is synonymous with our city's vibrant cultural scene and music to the ears to so many Montrealers. Kent Nagano became Music Director of the Montreal Orchestra in September 2006. At the time of his appointment he said ..."Symphony to be the new Music Director of this highly respected Orchestra as of 2006 - and, at the same time, become part of the wonderful Montréal community which, for me, combines the best features of North American and European Cultures "

Nagano's highlights with the orchestra include the complete cycles of Beethoven and Mahler Symphonies, Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, concert versions of Wagner's Tannhäuser, Tristan and Isolde, The Rheingold and Messiaen's Saint Francois d'Assise, and the concert series' featuring the works of Dutilleux (2010-2011 ) and Boulez (2011-2012) alongside the more contemporary works of Ives, Ustvolskaya, Nono and Messiaen. New Music also featured prominently with commissions from Canadian composers Michel Longtin and Ana Sokolovic. 

The Maestro joins Global News' Andrea Howick in studio to talk about his book and last summer with the MSO. Watch