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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, has received many honours and awards for his probing artistry and cultural leadership. Honoured as a Metropolitan Opera Guild “Met Mastersinger” and inducted into both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Gramophone’s “Hall of Fame,”. Hampson is one of the most respected and innovative musicians of our time. With an Opera repertoire of over 80 roles sung in all the major Opera houses of the world, his discography comprises more than 170 albums, which include multiple nominations and winners of the Grammy Award, Edison Award and the Grand Prix du Disque. He received the 2009 Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, and was appointed the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Residence. In 2010 he was honoured with a Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress, where he has served as Special Advisor to the Study and Performance of Music in America. Furthermore, he has received the famed Concertgebouw Prize, and was named ECHO Klassik’s “Singer of the Year” in 2011 for the fourth time in 20 years. Hampson was made honorary professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Heidelberg and holds honorary doctorates from Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Whitworth College and San Francisco Conservatory, as well as being an honorary member of London’s Royal Academy of Music. He carries the titles of Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera and Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Republic of France, and was awarded the Austrian Medal of Honour in Arts and Sciences. 2017 Thomas Hampson received the Hugo-Wolf-Medal from the International Hugo-Wolf-Academy together with his long-time musical companion Wolfram Rieger for their outstanding achievements in the art of song interpretation.

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  • 18.09.2017 - Thomas Hampson: "Celebrate The Fox" month

  • After years helping raise money and rallying the Spokane community around the Spokane Symphony's effort to buy and restore the classic Fox Theater, reopening weekend had finally arrived. Thomas Hampson, Spokane native and Grammy-winning baritone gave the final performance at the old Fox before it went dark for the restoration, and was a vocal supporter of the project.  

    To celebrate the event of the theater reopening, Mr. Hampson will take part in the 10th Anniversary Gala on November 3 and two additional opera gala concerts on November 4 and 5.

    For more information and tickets, click here

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