A true champion of modern works, Thomas Hampson has selected pieces for his upcoming performances that reflect the energy and vibrancy of today’s contemporary music scene. Thomas Hampson travels to the sunny state of Florida to present a recital with pianist Wolfram Rieger, on February 11. The Society of The Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL, hosts this special event, with a program featuring the Florida premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Civil Words, which received its world premiere on February 9 as part of Mr. Hampson’s Carnegie Hall Recital. The evening will also feature music by Strauss, Barber, Copland, Ives, and many others. Following his appearance in Palm Beach, Mr. Hampson performs with the New World Symphony in Miami, FL, led by renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. The concert (February 15) includes music by Copland, Ives, Adams, Foster, Hopkinson, and Higdon’s Civil Words.

In March, Hampson will sing another premiere; “War Songs,” by composer Richard Danielpour. The Nashville Symphony commissioned these songs especially for the occasion, to be premiered by Mr. Hampson. Additionally, he will perform Danielpour’s new work “Songs of Solitude” as part of the concerts, which also feature Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 from the orchestra, led by Giancarlo Guerrero. Performances take place March 12, 13 & 14.

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