Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Documentary On Symphony's Trip To Arctic Screens In Montreal

Kent Nagano, right, conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra during the opening concert of its Japan tour in Tokyo last April. (Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)

From The Globe And Mail:

Last year's Arctic adventure by l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will hit the big screen at the Montreal World Film Festival on Sept. 5, for the premiere showing of Tusarnituuq! Nagano in the Land of the Inuit.

The 52-minute documentary chronicles the OSM's first tour of the far north, which included performances of Stravinsky L'Histoire du Soldat in Inuktitut and collaborations with Inuit throat singers and Toronto composer Alexina Louie. Kent Nagano, OSM music director, will attend the screening.

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