Mar 26, 2010
Thomas Hampson masterclass on Mahler songs – the first live video streaming of a classical music event in an iPhone/iTouch app
Watch the Manhattan School of Music masterclass on March 30 at 2 pm EST – anywhere!
The renowned American baritone and Manhattan School of Music Distinguished Visiting Artist coaches select small ensembles comprised of students in the Orchestral Performance Program. The groups will study, transcribe, and perform pieces from some of Gustav Mahler’s most famous song cycles, including “Kindertotenlieder” and “Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen.” Presented in collaboration by the Distance Learning and Orchestral Performance Programs, the coaching will be open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no tickets required, and on http://dl.msmnyc.edu/live and in the Thomas Hampson iPhone app.
Have an iPhone or iTouch? Download Thomas Hampson’s Fan App for free through iTunes:
– From your iPhone/iTouch, go to the App Store and type in “Thomas Hampson” and install for free in minutes.
– From your computer – click http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=320251473&mt=8 to download the App into your iTunes.
Be sure to enable your Push Notification when you install the App to receive a notice reminder just before the masterclass begins.
In the Hampson Fan App:
– Open your App and watch the live masterclass.
– As well, now you can enjoy his music, video, news, event listings, and take share your own comments, photos and reviews.
“There is nothing more important and exciting in the world of education today than the world of education technologies and their ability to expand outreach and guarantee content quality,” says Thomas Hampson. “The Manhattan School of Music continues to be at the forefront of this endeavor, and I am thrilled to be part in what we believe is the first classical music-related live event in an iPhone App.”
The visibility of Manhattan School of Music’s Distance Learning Program has been continually raised through the combination of past and present national and international partnerships and the media coverage that has ensued. Since the inception of the distance learning program, the School has received widespread recognition for the key role it has played throughout the progression of distance learning technology applications for music performance and education. InstantEncore.com – a classical music platform providing 21st century tools for artists, ensembles, and arts organizations to harness the power of the internet to connect with fans anywhere, anytime – powers the Thomas Hampson iPhone App and is a proud partner with the Manhattan School of Music and Thomas Hampson in this initiative.
If you do not have an iPhone or iTouch, the event will also stream live at http://dl.msmnyc.edu/live.
Thomas Hampson is the baritone soloist on a new recording, featuring Richard Danielpour’s Songs of Solitude and War Songs, along with the orchestral work Toward the Splendid City. War Songs, a song cycle with texts by Walt Whitman, was commissioned by the Nashville Symphony in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
“… baritone Thomas Hampson — a model of dignity, vocal presence, and deep investment in the texts that Brahms so lovingly chose and set.”
David Weininger – The Boston Globe
Thomas Hampson is the baritone soloist in Brahms’ A German Requiem on October 6, 7 & 8 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Music Director Andris Nelsons. Soprano Camilla Tilling joins for this concert series, which also features Widmann’s Trauermarsch for piano and orchestra, featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman.
“Thomas Hampson, rock solid in the parts of Priest and Angel of the Agony … This is where true artistry shows …” (Financial Times)
After yesterday’s Manon, it was a nice to return to the same venue with such an enlightening concert. Just before his encores, Thomas Hampson addressed the audience saying that it was also special for him to come back to Geneva after so many years …
The Schumann song cycle was presented not as Dichterliebe but as songs from the Lyrischen Intermezzo Buch der Lieder’ after Heine, Hampson specifying that it was closer to Schumann’s original text … the overall characterisation and care for the words were marvels. The long standing partnership between both artists meant that they could find expressive freedom while being attuned to each other …
Er ist ein weltweit gefragter Opernstar und zugleich einer der profiliertesten Lied-Baritone: Der Amerikaner Thomas Hampson. Ein echter Star im Klassik-Betrieb, den er jedoch durchaus kritisch sieht. Anfang der nächsten Woche ist Thomas Hampson in Berlin zu erleben, mit der Staatskapelle Berlin unter Daniel Barenboim: In dem Oratorium “The Dream of Gerontius” von Edgar Elgar.
In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.