Thierry appears in Strasbourg this month to conduct The Dark Mirror, Hans Zender’s 1993 reimagining of Schubert’s Winterreise at le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg on 17 and 18 January. The performances are the French premiere of a new production from Kornél Mundruczó, who uses Zender’s work and video filmed in a Hungarian refugee camp in 2014 to examine migration and the eternal strangeness of humanity. Thierry and his musicians are joined for the performances by singer János Szemenyei.
The following week, Thierry returns to Seoul to lead the Seoul Philharmonic in an all-Russian programme with pianist Boris Giltburg. Thierry opens the concert with Glinka’s overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila, which is followed by Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 with Giltburg at the piano and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Performances take place at Seoul’s Lotte Concert Hall on 24 and 25 January.