The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, long recognised as South America’s leading symphony orchestra, today announced the appointment of Thierry as their next Music Director. Thierry was the first choice for the search committee led by musicians, management, board members and international advisers who were all impressed by his inspirational music making in concert and his rigorous attention to style and clarity of sound in rehearsal.
Thierry’s first concert as Music Director Designate will be on 9 July 2019 on the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Orchestra’s home, the Sala São Paulo. In his first concerts as Music Director he will conduct Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, part of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra’s wide-ranging Beethoven 250 cycle. Thierry will also conduct Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 1-8, with Marin Alsop conducting the Ninth in her last concerts as Music Director in December 2019.
Thierry remains Music Director of the Utah Symphony until August 2022 when he will become Music Director Emeritus. He is Principal Guest of the Seoul Philharmonic until the end of 2020, and continues as Honorary Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic in Japan.
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