Mar 26, 2010
Thomas Hampson masterclass on Mahler songs – the first live video streaming of a classical music event in an iPhone/iTouch app
Watch the Manhattan School of Music masterclass on March 30 at 2 pm EST – anywhere!
The renowned American baritone and Manhattan School of Music Distinguished Visiting Artist coaches select small ensembles comprised of students in the Orchestral Performance Program. The groups will study, transcribe, and perform pieces from some of Gustav Mahler’s most famous song cycles, including “Kindertotenlieder” and “Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen.” Presented in collaboration by the Distance Learning and Orchestral Performance Programs, the coaching will be open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no tickets required, and on http://dl.msmnyc.edu/live and in the Thomas Hampson iPhone app.
Have an iPhone or iTouch? Download Thomas Hampson’s Fan App for free through iTunes:
– From your iPhone/iTouch, go to the App Store and type in “Thomas Hampson” and install for free in minutes.
– From your computer – click http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=320251473&mt=8 to download the App into your iTunes.
Be sure to enable your Push Notification when you install the App to receive a notice reminder just before the masterclass begins.
In the Hampson Fan App:
– Open your App and watch the live masterclass.
– As well, now you can enjoy his music, video, news, event listings, and take share your own comments, photos and reviews.
“There is nothing more important and exciting in the world of education today than the world of education technologies and their ability to expand outreach and guarantee content quality,” says Thomas Hampson. “The Manhattan School of Music continues to be at the forefront of this endeavor, and I am thrilled to be part in what we believe is the first classical music-related live event in an iPhone App.”
The visibility of Manhattan School of Music’s Distance Learning Program has been continually raised through the combination of past and present national and international partnerships and the media coverage that has ensued. Since the inception of the distance learning program, the School has received widespread recognition for the key role it has played throughout the progression of distance learning technology applications for music performance and education. InstantEncore.com – a classical music platform providing 21st century tools for artists, ensembles, and arts organizations to harness the power of the internet to connect with fans anywhere, anytime – powers the Thomas Hampson iPhone App and is a proud partner with the Manhattan School of Music and Thomas Hampson in this initiative.
If you do not have an iPhone or iTouch, the event will also stream live at http://dl.msmnyc.edu/live.
American lyric baritone Thomas Hampson has performed worldwide in major opera houses and music halls, played scores of iconic roles, and delivered recitals that captivate for his creatively constructed programs explore connections between eras and approaches. He’s an expert both in German Romantic song and tunes from our own country where his “Song of America” collaboration with the Library of Congress has proven extraordinarily popular and important.
“Baritone Thomas Hampson was an ideal soloist, singing with oaken tone and precise phrasing while conferring dignity and restraint on Whitman’s text.”
Georgia Rowe – The Mercury News
Thomas Hampson and Frederica von Stade will host a star-studded gala concert on June 16, in celebration of David Gockley’s retirement after ten years as General Director at San Francisco Opera. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform for this not-to-be-missed event, with conductors Nicola Luisotti, Jiří Bělohlávek, John DeMain, and Patrick Summers.
Visit the Hampsong Foundation’s Livestream.com page on Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm PT/10pm ET to watch a livestream of the ‘Song of America: Beyond the Song’ Event with Thomas Hampson and Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate, hosted at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Thomas Hampson and the Hampsong Foundation will present a ‘Song of America: Beyond the Song’ Event with Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate, on June 14 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This event is in collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and features the following artists in performance: Renée Rapier, mezzo-soprano; Brad Walker, bass-baritone; and Peter Grunberg, pianist. Gioia and Hampson will also host a dialogue with the singers about their selections. This event is free and open to the public (RSVP required).
“What already developed with the first notes, exceeded all expectations. Electrified by the charisma of both singers a resonating enthusiasm in the hall was felt by the audience.
Both singers are characterized by their pleasing and balanced tone color in all registers. This both have an enormous range of expression. In addition to that, their acting ability, which portrays the characteristics of the roles they embodied in a short time. Are tenors mostly youthful lovers and hero in the opera, then baritones representatives of the power, the bass-baritone often with a dash of humor. The program with Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Bellini, Gounod and Massenet provides sufficient material for this purpose.”
In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.