Thomas Hampson will perform the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s “Letters From Lincoln” commissioned in honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln Performances will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2009 at the Spokane Symphony in his home town of Spokane, Washington. The work is a song-cycle based on texts by Lincoln including the Gettysburg Address. Koch Classics will record the work for release on CD. These concerts are the culmination of a five-week, city-wide Lincoln Festival sanctioned by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.

Thomas Hampson