He is considered aloof and does not push himself into the spotlight - but the documentary" Kent Nagano - Montreal Symphony "puts him right there. For a year, documentary filmmaker Bettina Ehrhardt accompanied Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) - from the north Canada to Paris - and watch as the French-Canadian traditional orchestra discovered a new ways of making music.
Kent Nagano, who directs both the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in a double function, is going to finding unusual ways to reach his audience: The musicians play in schools, in Montreal's hockey stadium and in the villages of the Inuit in the far north of Canada. Samples and concert recordings of symphonic works by Bruckner, Mahler and Debussy show how Kent Nagano creates music.
Honored as Best Canadian Film at the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal, 2010.