Watch pianist Lara Downes, mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, vocalist Theo Bleckmann, soprano Ailyn Pérez and baritone Thomas Hampson sing “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.” The star-studded ensemble joined us in The Greene Space at WQXR for Songs for Lenny: A Leonard Bernstein Celebration. The concert celebrates Bernstein’s centennial and Downes’ Sony Classical debut album “For Lenny” (available Feb. 9).
Thomas Hampson stars as Count Danilo in ‘La Veuve joyeuse’ (The Merry Widow) in Paris
As a little after-show party after filming the Thomas Hampson episode of Sarah’s Music, we were treated to an impromptu blues on the bridge by Professor Fletcher Ranney DuBois, who had attended the masterclass, accompanied by Thomas Hampson himself on the horn! “Some people were born to play the horn”…..