Thierry begins July in Seoul, where he conducts the Seoul Philharmonic in two performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion at Lotte Concert Hall on 6 and 7 July. Thierry and the orchestra are joined for the concerts by an all-star cast led by Ian Bostridge and Roderick Williams. The following week, Thierry travels over to Japan for a return to the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. He conducts Nicolas Alstaedt in Dutilleux’s cello concerto, Tout un monde lointain and, in a nod to the season, Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Thierry then returns to Europe for a concert at Monaco’s Prince’s Palace with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo on 29 July, when he leads the orchestra in a programme of Honegger, Mendelssohn and Schubert. Earlier this season in France he conducted the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre du Pays de la Loire, both with immediate reinvitations. Next season he debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.