Thomas Hampson reunites with pianist and frequent collaborator Wolfram Rieger for a recital in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on February 9, as part of the venue’s ‘My Time, My Music’ series featuring music by contemporary composers. Hampson will sing the world premiere performance of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s Civil Words, a work commissioned by Carnegie Hall especially for the occasion. In addition to the new premiere, Mr. Hampson sings the music of Strauss, Mahler, Bernstein, Ives, and many others. The concert will also air on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York as part of Carnegie Hall’s Live Broadcast Series, in addition to streaming online via Carnegie Hall’s site.

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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