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[email protected] Series
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Introduction

The Hampsong Foundation is pleased to announce the [email protected] series in the IDAGIO Global Concert Hall. This series of online performances, presented during the 2020-21 season, is a unique opportunity to experience the brilliance of tomorrow’s artists and to support their development during this challenging time. High-quality performances from a variety of music conservatories, universities, festivals, young artist programs, and arts organizations will give audiences a unique glimpse into the creativity and talent of the next generation of classical artists poised to launch their on-stage careers.

The COVID-19 crisis has the potential to stunt the careers of many young, talented, and hard-working musicians who are just beginning to make their artistic mark on the world. In purchasing tickets for these concerts, audience members will be providing direct financial support to the education and growth of these young artists. 70% of the net revenue from ticket sales will go directly to the organization or educational institution making each live presentation possible.

Thomas Hampson and the Hampsong Foundation have worked with partners and colleagues to put together a diverse and captivating series of concerts. From contemporary music in Karlsruhe (Germany) to classical saxophone in Michigan (USA) to young opera singers in both Europe and North America, audience members are in for an extraordinary digital experience.

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[email protected] 2020-2021 EVENTS

Oct. 25, 2020

Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe:
Festival for Music of Our Time

The Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (University of Music, Karlsruhe) presents the final concert of the Karlsruher Festival für Musik unserer Zeit (Festival for Music of Our Time) live from the Wolfgang-Rihm-Forum. This special event, part of the [email protected] on IDAGIO, curated by the Hampsong Foundation, featured compelling contemporary works by Wolfgang Rihm, Markus Hechtle, Márton Illés, Rebecca Saunders, and Vito Žuraj.

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Dec. 6, 2020 at 8pm Eastern

The University of Michigan Saxophone Studio
Fall Quartet Showcase

The revered classical saxophone program at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance brings a streamed recital, broadcast globally, featuring the program's saxophone quartets in their annual Fall class recital.

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Dec. 7, 2020 at 7pm Eastern

Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow:
Feel the Spirit Concert I

Feel the Spirit is a series dedicated to the study, preservation, and performance of the Negro Spiritual.

The first concert of this two-part concert series features baritone Justin Austin and soprano Brittany Robinson. Justin Austin will sing spirituals by H.T. Burleigh and Courtney Carey, including the world premiere of Carey's spiritual arrangements, "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?" and "In Bright Mansions Above". Brittany Robinson will sing spirituals by Hall Johnson, Hale Smith, Robert Morris, Tim Amukele and Margaret Bonds.

Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow is an arts conduit committed to promoting and presenting classical musicians of the highest calibre and is a vehicle to feature them in concert, recital, and opera. Additionally, Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow targets a multi-generational, ethnically diverse audience of both classical music lovers and those who have never been exposed to the medium.

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Dec. 14, 2020 at 7pm Eastern

Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow:
Feel the Spirit Concert II

Feel the Spirit is a series dedicated to the study, preservation, and performance of the Negro Spiritual.

The second concert of this two-part concert series features mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford and tenor Edwin Cotton. Lucia Bradford will sing traditional spiritual arrangements by Lena McLin and J. Rosamond Johnson, as well as an original setting entitled 'Lord, I’ll Go', by Jacqueline Hairston. Bradford will share the evening with tenor Edwin Cotton who rounds out the program with arrangements by the "father of the Concert Spiritual" H.T. Burleigh, as well as spirituals by William Grant Still and Wendell Whalum.

Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow is an arts conduit committed to promoting and presenting classical musicians of the highest calibre and is a vehicle to feature them in concert, recital, and opera. Additionally, Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow targets a multi-generational, ethnically diverse audience of both classical music lovers and those who have never been exposed to the medium.

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Hampsong Foundation to Spotlight Young Artists with ‘[email protected]’ Concert Series (Dec. 16, 2020)

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