Thomas Hampson Sings Mahler Songs in Amsterdam at Royal Concertgebouw’s 125 Anniversary Gala Concert

Amsterdam’s legendary Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is celebrating its 125thanniversary this season, and this Wednesday, April 10, they mark the occasion with a special gala concert led by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor, Mariss Jansons.  Hampson has worked frequently with the orchestra, winning the coveted Concertgebouw Prize, presented by the storied venue the orchestra calls home, in 2011, as well as the conductor, whom he calls one of his closest musical friends.  “I’ll be singing three Mahler songs at the gala,” says Hampson, “a composer very closely associated with this orchestra.  In fact, I’ve sung works by Mahler many times there, including a performance of his Eighth Symphony under the direction of Bernard Haitink for their 100th anniversary.  I’ve already promised that I would come to their 150th anniversary, but that I would not sing!”

The concert will be webcast live on, where it will then be available for free for the next 90 days: more information here.