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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, has received international honors and awards for his captivating artistry and cultural leadership. Lauded 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 operatic repertoire of over 80 roles sung in all the major theaters 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-ever Artist-in-Residence. In 2010, he was honored 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.

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  • 06.06.2016 - Thomas Hampson to be featured in a concert series with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas

  • This summer Thomas Hampson makes his highly anticipated return to San Francisco, in concert with the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Thomas sings John Adams’ The Wound-Dresser, on a programme that also features Stravinsky’s Scènes de ballet, Variations (Aldous Huxley, In memoriam), and Petrushka. These not-to-be-missed performances take place June 16, 17, 18 & 19 at Davies Symphony Hall.

    Enjoy a video selection from The Wound-Dresser, featuring Mr. Hampson’s 2010 performance with the New York Philharmonic in Cologne, Germany, and additional details about the piece highlighted in a video interview.

    “Now stentorian, then dulcet, Hampson imbued Whitman’s imagery and the lyrical vocal writing with understated emotion. His voicing of “Come sweet death, come quickly” was chilling.” (South Florida Classical Review – 2015 Concert with Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony)

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