Thomas Hampson caps off the month of June with engagements in Austria and Germany. On June 21 & 22 at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Hampson will perform with clarinetist Jörg Widmann and the Gewandhaus Orchester under the baton of Andris Nelsons. The concert will feature a program of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Copland’s Old American Songs, Carter’s Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester, and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Soon after, he will travel to Schwarzenberg for a concert and series of masterclasses at the Schubertiade Festival. On June 24, Hampson will perform with his longtime collaborator Wolfram Rieger in a program of songs by Schubert, Berg, and Mahler. Hampson, who made his Schubertiade debut in 1986, will then host a series of masterclasses from June 25-29 with Mr. Rieger.
Thomas Hampson will then perform at the penultimate concert of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra’s week-long Martha Argerich Festival. At the Laeiszhalle Hamburg on June 30, Hampson will be joined by the revered pianist Martha Argerich, violinist Akiko Suwanai, cellist Mischa Maisky, pianists Nicholas Angelich and Alexander Mogilevsky, and the Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz in the following program:
Johannes Brahms Sonata in A major op. 100 for violin and piano
Liebeslieder / 18 Walzer op. 52
Robert Schumann Fantasy Pieces op. 73
Dichterliebe op. 48 / song cycle after poems by Heinrich Heine
The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood spotlighted Leonard Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as inspiration for a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. This gala concert featured a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway, like Mr. Hampson, Audra McDonald, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Nadine Sierra, Susan Graham and Isabel Leonard among others.
On November 18 & 19, Hampson and the ensemble will perform Britten’s War Requiem at the Musikverein Wien. This harrowing work interweaves Latin mass text and text by Wilfred Owen accompanied by the Wiener Sängerknaben and Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien. Hampson shares the stage with star soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, and tenor Werner Güra.
More information and tickets are available via the Calendar page.
Thomas Hampson makes his highly anticipated debut with the Canadian Opera Company in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian. Hampson sings the title role in this epic love story, based on the life of the Roman emperor Hadrian, with libretto by Daniel MacIvor. Led by Johannes Debus, the monumental production by Peter Hinton will open the COC’s 68th season beginning October 13 through October 27.
Thomas Hampson travels to the Tanglewood Festival this month to celebrate the centennial of his late mentor, Leonard Bernstein, and to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
“At this pivotal time in history, Americas art song literature provides a means of communicating, in the simple beauty of word and music, the truths of a nation born of an ideology whose language celebrates the individual. This language of heart and mind says everything about the culture that created it. And when we sing our own songs, those who hear us will have experienced the best of what freedom of thought and purpose can achieve in the creation of great art.” -Thomas Hampson
Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni head to Austria and the United States for their successful “No Tenors Allowed” concerts this August.
In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.