Master class

Master Class with Thomas Hampson

2017 Manhattan School of Music

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Thomas Hampson — Baritone

Scott Joiner — Tenor

Angela Joy Lamb — Soprano

Hongni Wu — Mezzo-soprano

Christian Thurston — Baritone

Nobuko Amemiya — Pianist

Yixin Tan — Pianist

Yixin Tan — Pianist

Jonathan Heaney — Pianist

Program notes

American baritone Thomas Hampson presents his 2017 masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music’s Miller Recital Hall in New York City. He works with tenor Scott Joiner, soprano Angela Joy Lamb, mezzo-soprano Hongni Wu, baritone Christian Thurston on music by Massenet, Weill, Rossini, Charpentier, Gluck, Gounod, Strauss II, and Leoncavallo. 

Legendary American baritone Thomas Hampson first gave a masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in 2007. Since then, the brilliant artist and dedicated music educator has become a fixture at this elite American music conservatory, giving annual masterclasses and serving as a member of the MSM’s Board of Trustees. Here presents the last five of those masterclasses, from 2013 through 2017. In each masterclass, Hampson’s experience as a teacher—notably under the auspices of his ground-breaking Hampsong Foundation—shows in his work with talented young singers (MSM bachelors, masters, and doctoral students) on various aspects of their craft, from musical expression to vocal technique to stage presence. Join them on this journey into the heart of the musical art!

Photo: Thomas Hampson works with soprano Angela Joy Lamb at the 2017 Thomas Hampson Manhattan School of Music Masterclass in Miller Recital Hall.

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