Kent Nagano Concert/Reception: ケント・ナガノのコンサートとレセプション Montreal Symphony Orchestra: モントリオール交響楽団
Music Director Kent Nagano@Suntory Hall on 4/14: 指揮者ケント・ナガノ、サントリーホールにて：4月14日
There was a fantastic concert, supported by the Canadian Embassy and the Quebec Government-Tokyo Office, which presented Montreal Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kent Nagano at Suntory Hall on April 14. The program was as follows: (Main) Debussy "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune" (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) Debudssy "La Mer" (The Sea) R. Strauss "Ein Alpensinfonie op.64" (An Alpine Symphony) (Encore) Shubert "Rosamunde" (Rosamunde Incidental Music) J. P. Bentus "The Variation Sakura Sakura" Bizet "L'arlésienne" (The Woman of Arles)
Kent Nagano was so dynamic and forceful, yet with intelligence and delicacy, that the audience seemed to enjoy it fully from the beginning to the end. After the concert, a reception was held, hosted by Quebec Government Tokyo Office Representative Suzanne Ethier in honor of Director Kent Nagano, who expressed his gratitude to his sponsors and all the participants.