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  • December 22, 2011


    Founded in 1996 by Rosemary Hyler Ritter, SongFest is a unique program that focuses on the art of song. Participants from all over the world gather each summer at Pepperdine University for an intense program with experts in the field of classic art song.

  • November 11, 2011

    Thomas Hampson on the American Songbook

    Song is deeply ingrained in this country’s cultural identity. American baritone Thomas Hampson joins VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman for a discussion about the extent to which it's possible to tell the story of American history through song.

  • November 9, 2009

    WNYC Interview with Hampson and Lopate

    Leonard Lopate interviews Thomas Hampson about upcoming performances and his scholarship with the Hampsong Foundation and as the Artist-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic.

  • November 6, 2009

    big think: Hampson on American Song

    Thomas Hampson discusses American song, the interaction of poetry and music that takes place in song, and the place of song in American history and culture.

  • October 16, 2009

    Minnesota Public Radio/Hampson: Part II

    Thomas Hampson discusses American song from the mid-nineteenth century through the twentieth, featuring performances of: "Memories of Lincoln," "Look Down, Fair Moon," "In Flanders Fields," "God Be in My Heart," "The Divine Image," and "To What You Said."

  • August 14, 2009

    Minnesota Public Radio/Hampson: Part I

    Thomas Hampson discusses the history of American song and performs the following songs:\n"My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free," "Open Thy Lattice Love," "The Dodger," "Circus Band," "The Sea," and "The Golden Willow Tree"

  • July 20, 2009

    WFMT Conversation with Thomas Hampson

    A radio conversation between Thomas Hampson and George Preston (host) about American song, featuring performances of several American songs.

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