Thomas Hampson Sings World Premiere of Pintscher’s songs from Solomon’s garden
The final installment of Thomas Hampson’s 16-event residency this season with the New York Philharmonic takes place this Friday, April 16 at Symphony Space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. There, Hampson, the orchestra’s first Artist-In-Residence, will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and members of the Philharmonic for the world premiere of Songs from Solomon’s garden, a setting by young German composer Mathias Pintscher from the Shir ha-Shirim, the Song of Solomon (a second performance follows on April 17 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art). The work, which is set in Hebrew, was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and was written for Hampson as part of the inaugural season of the Philharmonic’s new-music series CONTACT! Additional information about the concert, which also features world-premiere performances of music by Nico Muhly and Sean Shepherd, is available at the New York Philharmonic’s website.
Thomas Hampson discusses Matthias Pintscher’s “songs from Solomon’s garden” for CONTACT!