20 July 2009
Thomas Hampson Named Leonard Bernstein Scholar-In-Residence for
2009-10 New York Philharmonic Season
American baritone Thomas Hampson has been selected as the third
Leonard Bernstein scholar-in-residence at the New York
Philharmonic, Theodore Wiprud, the orchestra's director of
education, announced today. The title comes as an additional
appointment at the Philharmonic for Hampson: during the 2009-10
season the baritone will also serve as the company's first Mary and
James G. Wallach artist-in-residence.
As scholar-in-residence, Hampson will give three lectures in a
series titled "Listening to Thought." The first "Vienna's Paradigm
Shift" (Nov. 2) will be presented in tandem with Hampson's
performances of Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony. The second "Awakening
of the American Voice" (Jan. 11) elaborates on Walt Whitman and the
subsequent Philharmonic performances of John Adams's The
Wound-Dresser, set to Whitman's Leaves of Grass
. The third
lecture (Apr. 5) will expound on German lieder, entitled "A Guide
to German Romanticism."
The scholar-in-residence program was instituted in 2005, in
recognition of the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Bernstein,
the Philharmonic's music director from 1958 to 1969. Conductor
Charles Zachary Bornstein held the position through 2008, program
annotator James M. Keller during the 2008-09 season.
As artist-in-residence, Hampson will perform three programs with
the Philharmonic, join the orchestra on its European tour, and
present three additional recitals in Alice Tully Hall.
More information can be found at Carnegie
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