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Kent Nagano says OSM is a very special orchestra / Global News interview

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Over the years, Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) maestro Kent Nagano has grown to embody the spirit of the city's rich culture. "We wanted to create a symphony that was really vibrant and directly attached and directly relevant to the community," he said. With his laid-back attitude and long hair, the California-born was a breath of fresh air when he arrived as a guest conductor in 2004. "That was, for me, a moment when I felt this was a very special orchestra," he recalled.

Global News Montreal Senior Anchor Jamie Orchard speaks to the 66-year-old maestro about how he reconnected Montrealers with classical music. WATCH THE VIDEO