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Join Thomas Hampson and the young singers of the Heidelberg Lied Academy for a day of open master classes and a lunch concert! 9:30 am: Coffee at Festivalzentrum 10 am: Thomas Hampson, artistic director of our Lied Academy, introduces you to this year’s program. 10:30 am: Open Class with Thomas Hampson Get to know our vocalists and pianists! Johannes Brahms/Georg Friedrich Daumer: “Unbewegte laue Luft” Ferdinand Keller, tenor & Jonathan Ware, piano Franz Schubert: “Suleika I” Magdalena Hinz, soprano & Akemi Murakami, piano Franz Schubert / J. W. Goethe: “Gretchen am Spinnrade” Iris van Wijnen, mezzo-soprano & Fiona Pollak, piano { … }

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Thomas Hampson, one of America’s foremost baritones, enjoys a singular international career as an opera singer and recording artist while maintaining an active interest in research, education, musical outreach and technology. Hampson was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has won worldwide recognition for thoughtfully researched and creatively constructed programs, as well as for his rich discography of more than 150 albums. Through the Hampsong Foundation, which he founded in 2003, he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. Thomas Hampson was the Honorary Chairman of National Opera Week 2013.

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Thomas Hampson leads his 10th anniversary master class and live webcast in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music’s Distance Learning Department. You can watch past master classes with Thomas Hampson in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music’s Distance Learning Department here.

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Baritone Thomas Hampson leads a master class with Westminster Choir College students. This event is open to Westminster Choir College and Rider University students, faculty, staff and alumni. It will be live-streamed online at 5 pm via the following webpage: http://www.rider.edu/events/visiting-artist-thomas-hampson. Presented as part of the Westminster Art Song Festival. Supported by the Hampsong Foundation. Lead by: Thomas Hampson Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, has received many honors and awards for his probing artistry and cultural leadership. Comprising more than 150 albums, his discography includes winners of a Grammy Award, five Edison Awards and the Grand Prix du Disque. He { … }

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Watch events from the African American Art Song Alliance 20th Anniversary Conference in Irvine, California live–courtesy of the Hampsong Foundation! The African American Art Song Alliance was founded by Darryl Taylor in 1997. Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and scholars converge on Irvine to celebrate and investigate African American Art Song, mingled with performances of spirituals, opera, lectures, paper presentations, and panel discussions through the conference. This quinquennial event is always sure to enlighten and entertain. This event is presented in conjunction with Christ Our Redeemer AME Church. View the full conference schedule here. Learn more about the African American { … }

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Watch events from the African American Art Song Alliance 20th Anniversary Conference in Irvine, California live–courtesy of the Hampsong Foundation! The African American Art Song Alliance was founded by Darryl Taylor in 1997. Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and scholars converge on Irvine to celebrate and investigate African American Art Song, mingled with performances of spirituals, opera, lectures, paper presentations, and panel discussions through the conference. This quinquennial event is always sure to enlighten and entertain. This event is presented in conjunction with Christ Our Redeemer AME Church. View the full conference schedule here. Learn more about the African American { … }

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Featuring Song of America master teacher Dan Tolly and the Song of America Curriculum Initiative!   You can view photos from this event here.  

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The Hampsong Foundation, in collaboration with SongFest, the Colburn School, and LA Opera, presents a special Song of America event in Los Angeles, California featuring song settings of poetry by the great American writers Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes. Join us on June 25th for this free, day-long event including: A morning educator workshop, with activities for K-12 teachers and teaching artists on exploring classic song—poetry set to music—as a tool to tell the history of American culture, A midday Honest American concert featuring Young Artists from SongFest singing songs with texts by Whitman and Hughes, An afternoon master class titled Song in Dialogue with internationally-renowned { … }

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Join us for a lively mix of music and conversation with baritone Thomas Hampson and California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia in the Concert Hall at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This event will include a conversation between Mr. Hampson and Mr. Gioia, focusing on the topic of American song and its unique position to tell the history of American culture, as well as live song performances, including musical settings of Mr. Gioia’s poetry. Performers include mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, bass-baritone Brad Walker, and pianist Peter Grunberg. This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, so please { … }

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LA Opera is thrilled to host a Professional Development opportunity presented by the Hampsong Foundation on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This workshop explores the power of classic American songs as the gateway for a richer knowledge of the cultures, languages, peoples, and events that have shaped American life. The writings and historical context of American poets Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes will be the focus of this workshop. K-12 Language Arts, History, Social Studies, and Performing Arts educators are encouraged to register to learn how classic song—poetry set to music—can strengthen and intensify the subjects that they already teach. { … }

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