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 launches the new year in Berlin, with a series of events at the Pierre Boulez Saal hosted as part of a ‘Schubert Weekend’ with pianist Wolfram Rieger. The duo presents the composer’s works in a lied recital on January 12, followed by a public master class with young artists from the Heidelberger Frühling Festival’s Lied Akademie on January 13 and a performance from the students that afternoon (tickets here).
Enjoy a video series of Thomas Hampson’s master classes, now featured on medici.tv. The video captures, posted in collaboration with the Hampsong Foundation, feature classes from the Manhattan School of Music and the Heidelberger Frühling. Several videos are now available with more coming soon; tune in at the following link.
On November 28, Thomas Hampson performs with pianist Wolfram Rieger and a string quartet comprised of musicians from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tel Aviv Hilton. This annual event celebrates the change of season with a festive dinner and performance, hosted in the hotel’s atrium. More details are available here.
“Hampson’s voice is a truly incredible instrument, and it’s hard to imagine anyone walked away from the Fox Theater on Sunday afternoon disappointed.
Anyone who knows me knows that my knowledge of classical music and opera is pretty much limited to what I’ve heard in Looney Tunes cartoons and on movie soundtracks (seriously, Bugs Bunny’s spin on The Barber of Seville in Rabbit of Seville is a classic!). Part of Hampson’s skill is appealing to everyone from the expert to the novice, with an ingratiating performance style that’s as fun to watch as it is to hear.
Thomas Hampson, Eastern Washington’s homegrown international opera star, was the last person to perform at the Fox Theater in 2005 before it went dark and began extensive renovations. He returned in 2007 for the inaugural season of the restored facility, and again in 2009 to perform the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s “Letters From Lincoln.”
This autumn, Thomas Hampson returns to his hometown of Spokane, Washington as the featured soloist in two concerts on November 4 & 5. The performances, conducted by Eckart Preu, highlight much loved arias and overtures from the operatic canon by Mozart, Wagner, Verdi & more, and will include the Spokane Symphony Chorale and EWU Symphonic Choir. There will also be a special Gala event on November 3 (now sold-out) celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration, with Mr. Hampson as a featured guest and performer. Proceeds from the evening will support the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.