On June 6, 2005, Thomas Hampson was awarded Honorary Membership of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft by secretary general Christoph Lieben-Seutter and President Dr. Harald Sturminger. In his speech Christoph Lieben-Seutter recognizes Hampson’s long lasting commitment to the concert hall and thanks him for numerous ‘Magic Moments of Musical Delight’. Thomas Hampson’s dedication to exceptional projects, like the recent cycle focusing on American Music as well as on Gustav Mahler, conceived especially for the Konzerthaus, proves that he is a “splendid choice” of a candidate for Honorary Membership.
Thomas Hampson is now the 53rd Honorary Member of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft. You can view a complete listing of Honorary Members at Wiener Konzerthaus.
Thomas Hampson made his debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 1984 with Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.
Am 6. Juni 2005 wurde Thomas Hampson die Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft von Generalsekretär Christoph Lieben-Seutter und Präsident Dr. Harald Sturminger verliehen. In seiner Rede würdigte Christoph Lieben-Seutter die jahrelange enge Verbundenheit mit dem Haus und bedankte sich für zahlreiche ‘Sternstunden der Musik’. Sein Engagement für außergewöhnliche Projekte wie zuletzt sein für das Konzerthaus konzipierter Zyklus mit den Schwerpunkten Amerikanische Musik und Gustav Mahler mache ihn zu einem ‘Prachtexemplar’ eines Kandidaten für die Ehrenmitgliedschaft.
Thomas Hampson ist nun das 53. Ehrenmitglied der Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft. Eine vollständige Liste der Ehrenmitglieder finden Sie unter Wiener Konzerthaus.
Sein Debut am Wiener Konzerthaus gab Thomas Hampson im Jahr 1984 mit dem Requiem von Gabriel Fauré.
Thomas Hampson will fill in as a guest host for Terrance McKnight on WQXR this Thursday, November 5, beginning at 7 pm ET. During this hour, Thomas will celebrate the song repertoire, featuring works by Schubert, Mahler, Ives, and many others. Tune in and learn more about Hampson’s guest host hour via WQXR.
PENTATONE continues its American Opera Series with Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere recording of Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix (2019), an opera on the life of Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart’s favorite librettist. Da Ponte (1749-1838) was an adventurer, who not only travelled the world, but in a way also through time, living across what seem to be impossible moments of history that never should have aligned in somebody’s life.
The documentary by C Major Entertainment “The Animated Story of Jenny Lind”, in which Thomas Hampson is the narrator, has won this year’s Golden Prague Fesitval’s Performing Arts Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and acclaimed Performing Arts festival for TV and film, with opera, dance, concerts and documentaries from all over the world. It is also on the Shortlist of potential winners of the Prix Italia.
Thomas Hampson makes his Global Concert Hall debut next month, performing with the Orchester Wiener Akademie under the baton of its founder and musical director Martin Haselböck. The concert, filmed at the Brucknerhouse Linz in August 2020, will be streamed on IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall on Thursday, October 15, beginning at 8 pm Berlin / 2 pm New York. The concert will be available to stream through October 22.
Thomas Hampson returns to the stage this month, with a concert at the Stiftskirche Millstatt, and two performances at the Salzkammergut Classic Festival. Beginning on August 2 in Millstatt, Hampson will perform lieder by Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms with pianist Christian Koch, and the Carinthia Chor Millstatt will sing Carinthian songs under the direction of Bernhard Zlanabitnig.
For the first time ever, audiences around the world will have a special opportunity to watch the Canadian Opera Company’s 2018 world premiere production of Hadrian, in full, online. On Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET, in partnership with Montréal Pride Festival, the COC is hosting a free, one-night-only digital stream of the modern grand opera. The Hadrian Watch Party helps kick off one week of virtual Pride events and will feature a live Q&A session with both the composer and celebrated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, a giant in Canadian theatre.
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