The Star Conductor & The Little Orchestra

Why did the talented Kent Nagano spend so long running the small Berkely Symphony? It goes against all the rules. “If nothing else, the joint history of Nagano and the Berkeley Symphony has demonstrated that not all of the laws by which the musical world does its business are carved in stone, that under the right circumstances, a collaboration that flies in the face of all the accepted wisdom can flourish and grow and last far beyond what anyone would have thought possible.”