Rafael Payare to replace Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor Kent Nagano

Rafael Payare to replace Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor Kent Nagano
Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare will be replacing Kent Nagano as music director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO). Payare, who is leaving his post as music director with the San Diego Symphony to begin his five-year contract in the 2022-23 season, will step in as designated music director next September.

According to a Canadian Press report, Payare, 40, graduated from the prestigious El Sistema music program founded by conductor Jose Antonio Abreu, with whom the trained horn player began his studies in conducting in 2004.

Today, Payare shared a video of himself on Mount Royal and working with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra:

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as Music Director from the 2022-23 season! @OSMconcerts pic.twitter.com/FByoymvoaC— Rafael Payare (@rafaelpayare) January 7, 2021
Rafael Payare to replace Kent Nagano as Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor

Kent Nagano led the MSO from 2006 to 2020.

For more information about the MSO, please visit the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal website.

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