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Brahms and Schumann with Martha Argerich in Hamburg


Thomas Hampson and pianist Martha Argerich will take the stage for their first-ever joint performance on June 30. The concert will take place during the new week-long Martha Argerich Festival, hosted by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, featuring Ms. Argerich in concert with internationally renowned colleagues.

June concerts in Austria and Germany


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.

Debut tour in Australia


This June, Thomas Hampson makes his debut in Australia with events hosted in Melbourne and Sydney. He presents a sold-out master class on May 30 at the Melbourne Recital Centre, followed by recitals on May 31 at the Melbourne Recital Centre as well as June 3 at the Sydney Opera House, Hampson and pianist Maciej Pikulski will perform works by Mahler, Schubert, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Copland and others. Hampson and Pikulski collaborated on Hampson’s first French song album titled “Serenade” released in 2017. You can find purchase links and additional details for “Serenade” via his Recordings.

The tour will continue to the Arts Centre Melbourne on June 7 (Hamer Hall) & 8 (Costa Hall, Geelong) with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Andrea Molino.

Program:
Mahler Totenfeier
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Messiaen Le Tombeau Resplendissant
R. Strauss Tod und Verklärung

Concert in Geneva with flutist Roy Amotz and the Geneva Camerata


Thomas Hampson travels to Geneva this month for a concert with flutist Roy Amotz and the Geneva Camerata under David Greilsammer. On May 22 at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Switzerland, Hampson and Roy Amotz with the GECA ensemble will perform music by Charpentier, Mahler, Mozart, Porter, Beethoven, and the world premiere of Nicola Von Ritter-Zahony’s new Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. This new work was commissioned by the Geneva Camerata, and the event marks Hampson’s first concert with the innovative ensemble.

“To Lenny with Love” concert celebrates Bernstein’s 100th Birthday in Germany


This year marks the 100th birthday of the celebrated conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein. On May 19, Thomas Hampson and his long-time collaborator Wolfram Rieger present a concert at the Philharmonie Essen in celebration of the centennial. Hampson and Bernstein cultivated an artistic friendship from their dedication of interpreting the works of Gustav Mahler, which led to legendary performances of both composers’ work. The program for the concert in Germany will include selections by Mahler and Bernstein.

Arias & Overtures with the Sofia Philharmonic


Thomas Hampson will be in Bulgaria for a concert on May 16 with the Sofia Philharmonic. Under the baton of Pavel Balev, the program will feature arias and overtures by Mozart, Porter, Verdi, Bernstein, and Lehár. Hampson and Maestro Balev have collaborated in many concerts over the years, most recently this past February at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

‘Simon Boccanegra’ in Vienna


On May 6, 10 & 13, Thomas Hampson returns to the Wiener Staatsoper, starring in the title role of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. The cast also features Francesco Meli as Gabriele Adorno and Marina Rebeka as Amelia Boccanegra. Evelino Pidò conducts all performances, which feature a production directed by Peter Stein. The May 13 performance will receive an online broadcast via the Staatsoper Live platform.

“The American Spirit” 


On April 26, Thomas Hampson presents an all-American concert programme in Moscow. This event will feature the Russian premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Letters from Lincoln, along with traditional songs, opera arias, and works by Bernstein and Cole Porter. Valentin Uryupin leads The Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre Orchestra for the concert, which is graciously presented by Opera Apriori International Festival of Vocal Music and supported by the US Embassy in Moscow.

Recitals in Germany


Thomas Hampson and pianist Wolfram Rieger reunite this spring for recitals throughout Germany, featuring a programme they have titled “Freiheit!” (‘Freedom’) which highlights selections by European and American composers, including Mahler, Schubert, Ives, Bernstein, and others. They will perform these works at Munich’s Prinzregententheater on April 16 and on April 19 at the Kongresshaus Stadthalle in Heidelberg. On April 29 they perform together again at the Boulez Saal in Berlin, with an all-Schubert evening.

Heidelberg Lied Academy


Thomas Hampson returns to Heidelberg this spring, to lead his annual series of master classes as part of Heidelberger Frühling (Heidelberg Spring Festival). Hampson’s sold-out classes take place on April 6, 7, 8 & 11, with a final concert featuring the class participants on April 12. These events are presented in collaboration with Heidelberg University, and are hosted at the Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg. Videos from past classes in Heidelberg can be found via Mr. Hampson’s artist page on medici.tv. Additional live streams will also take place this year, read on for details.

Gala Concerts in Europe


This month, Thomas Hampson is a featured soloist at Opera Gala concerts throughout Europe, with distinguished colleagues and ensembles. Mr. Hampson is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała and soprano Anette Dasch for Operetta programmes on February 11 (Festspielhaus Baden-Baden), February 15 (Mupa Budapest) and February 18 (Kölner Philharmonie), featuring vocal selections and overtures by Strauss Jr., Lehár, and more. Maestro Pavel Baleff leads both programmes; the February 18 event will receive a livestream via Philharmonie.tv.

Songs for Lenny: A Leonard Bernstein Celebration


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Watch some of today’s top singers and pianist Lara Downes share a night of fond memories and extraordinary music in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. Opera stars Thomas Hampson, Ailyn Pérez and J’Nai Bridges, as well as vocalist Theo Bleckmann, will each perform one of their favorite Bernstein songs. Watch the entire ensemble sing “Somewhere” from West Side Story.

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