Reports in local media, undenied by the orchestra, say that Kent Nagano’s contract will not be renewed beyond 2016. UPDATE: The OSM has issued a partial denial.
The relationship, like many in Nagano’s career, has been productive but never warmer than warm and the orchestra has lost international profile. Nagano will have led the OSM for nine years by 2016, having taken over after Charles Dutoit’s stormy departure.
Top of the players’ want list when he goes is Yannick Nézet-Séguin, local boy made good in Philly.