On September 13 & 17, Thomas Hampson performs at the first-ever Tsinandali Festival in Georgia. For the first concert, the extraordinary virtuoso pianist, Jan Lisiecki, joins Mr. Hampson for a recital including the Heine songs from Schubert’s Schwanengesang, and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Schumann composed his Dichterliebe during a creative surge in 1840, also known as his “year of song,” where he produced more than 130 Lieder.

For the second concert, Hampson performs signature arias from Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy. Also performing that evening are pianists Sergei Babayan and Yoav Levanon, who interpret Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major. Completing the program is Schubert’s sparkling Symphony No. 5. For more information about the Tsinandali Festival, click here.

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