Thierry travels to Florence this week for a concert at the city’s Maggio Musicale Festival on 21 May. Thierry joins the Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Festival at the Opera di Firenze, where he leads performances of Ives Unanswered Question, Brahms Alto Rhapsody and Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. The Maggio Musicale is part of Florence’s Calendimaggio (or May Day) celebrations, which also include La Campagna dentro le mura (The Countryside within Historic City Walls), which explores the nearby pre-Renaissance hilltown of Buggiano Castello, and the educational and cultural events of the Festival of Europe.
Thierry then returns to Salt Lake City to close the Utah Symphony’s regular season at Abravanel Hall on 26 and 27 May. Thierry conducts the orchestra in a programme of Tchaikovsky Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Varèse Amériques and Stravinsky The Rite of Spring.