In this Beethoven-year, Thomas Hampson joins the Amsterdam Sinfonietta on tour to Moscow, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Together they bring a loving musical program, featuring Beethoven’s pining song cycle An die ferne Geliebte, and new arrangements of songs by Richard Strauss. In the past, Mr. Hampson has joined Amsterdam Sinfonietta on tour in Europe, including appearances in the major concert halls of Dublin, Madrid, Vienna, and Lisbon. He also recently teamed up with the ensemble to create the acclaimed ‘Tides of Life’ CD, released by Channel Classics in 2017.

Artistic Director and violinist Candida Thompson, Mr. Hampson, and the ensemble join forces again for a Romantic and late-Romantic program with love as the central theme, featuring new arrangements of songs by Richard Strauss. Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte is a song cycle permeated with longing. Hanns Eisler completed his Ernste Gesänge just a few weeks before his sudden death. In this work, he departed from his militant and activistic musical style – composing a piece for the ‘romantic’ string orchestra, which was an unprecedented step for him. Wagner’s compelling Prelude from Tristan und Isolde completes the program. For tickets and more information about the tour, click here.

“It’s not only the singing of baritone Thomas Hampson, on top form, that makes this recital so enjoyable; it’s the affectionate new string arrangements, joyously played by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta” – The Guardian on Tides of Life

Tour dates:
February 10, Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow
February 13, Maison de la culture, Grenoble
February 15, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
February 16, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
February 17, Musis Arnhem, Arnhem
February 19, Theater Casino Zug, Zug
February 20, Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden
February 21, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

 

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