Fresh from a three-night engagement with the New York Philharmonic, acclaimed baritone Thomas Hampson will head downtown for an intimate gathering in The Greene Space. He’ll perform songs by Gustav Mahler, whose works he has championed for decades, as well as Schubert, Schumann and some American composers. Hampson will sit down for a chat with WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon.
The music of Gustav Mahler—who was born 150 years ago and died a century ago—is the centerpiece of Hampson’s 2010-11 season. Hampson will perform Mahler’s music in 50 recital and concert programs with some of the world’s greatest orchestras and leading conductors. A film crew has been following Hampson throughout his Mahler odyssey, preparing a documentary about composer’s life and music that will be broadcast this spring in Europe.
Hampson will release a new recording of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn on December 21. You can preview the new release in its as part of NPR Music’s “First Listen” series (Dec 13 – 21.)