- September 21, 2009
By Mercury News (Sue Gilmore)
9/21/09: San Jose Mercury News (Sue Gilmore)
America's best-known baritone, now in town helping Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony wrap up their long-running Gustav Mahler recording project, is indeed one of the world's preeminent interpreters of that pensive German Romantic's rich vocal canon. But when the last strains of the "Songs of the Wayfarer" have died away in Davies Hall on Saturday, Thomas Hampson will cross metaphorical continents and switch gears for another project that is every bit as dear to his heart and a lot closer to his own cultural heritage.
On Sept. 30, Hampson opens San Francisco Performances' new season in the Herbst Theatre with pianist Wolfram Rieger in a "Song of America" recital. It's a stop on his second cross-country tour, a continuation of the collaboration he launched with the Library of Congress in 2005 to document, record and celebrate the enormous diversity of 250 years of American song.
- September 15, 2009
By San Francisco Classical Voice (Serinus)
9/15/09: San Francisco Classical Voice (Jason Victor Serinus)
After several decades of championing American art song, baritone Thomas Hampson refuses to let the major label slowdown hold him back. Instead, he’s started the Thomas Hampson Media label, and launched a full-out multimedia American song assault, as well.
Wondrous Free: Song of America II (THM 5432), his first recording on his label, showcases familiar and lesser-known American songs written between 1759 and 1982.
- June 1, 2009
By 21C Media Group
Thomas Hampson’s 2009 “Song of America” Project, in Collaboration with the Library of Congress, Celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the First American Song.
Hampson Gives Twelve “Song of America” Recitals between July 2009 and February 2010 and Sings Orchestral Concerts with American Songs at Summer Festivals and with the New York Philharmonic.
- February 11, 2009
By Opus 3 Artists
In 2009 Thomas Hampson will continue his acclaimed "Song of America" project and collaboration with the Library of Congress with a shore-to-shore celebration of American song that will also recognize the 250th anniversary of the first published art song in America.