Kent Nagano Salary: Kent George Nagano, born 22 November 1951. He currently conducts the Bavarian National Opera and the Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal. However, another count is inviting quiet admiration from the crowd. At the January Schubert Festival in six days, Kent Nagano and the OSM sold 92% of the seats at their disposal. It’d have been over 11,000 tickets. Few cities can sustain a sustained outflow of serious repertoire symphonic in a month when potential buyers waste on their credit card costs.
The great Schubert turnout was not due to a special fascination with this composer. Concerts conducted in Nagano by the hardcore French Modernist Pascal Dusappin on February 18 and 20 (the ‘Pastor’ symphony, 6 and a newly commissioned ‘Symphony of Organs and Orchestras’).
“Whats and how we are, how we present things and how different we are, are more and more people aware of the OM, and what it is,” said Dupré last week, citing the events of an outdoor Yannick-led show in July which attracted estimated 35,000 viewers at the foot of Mount Royal. “We’re attracting Montrealers.