Kent Nagano has secured his Montreal Symphony Orchestra its first appearance at the Salzburg Festival – and the opening show, to boot.
From the press release:
On July 20, 2018, at the Festival’s Felsenreitschule, OSM will perform Krzysztof Penderecki’s epic St. Luke Passion, for chorus, soloists and orchestra. As part of the composer’s 85th birthday celebrations, this concert will also be performed in the context of the Ouverture spirituelle series dedicated to sacred music and religiously inspired works.
It will be the OSM’s festival debut.