New World Symphony, Thomas Hampson give outstanding song recital | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 16, 2015 9:41 PM

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American baritone Thomas Hampson has long been a champion of the art song repertoire. In the course of a major career of over three decades on the world’s operatic stages, Hampson has regularly given vocal recitals, eschewing popular arias in favor of lieder and rarely performed vignettes. In recent seasons, his “Songs of America” tours and recordings have brought welcome attention to the contributions of homegrown composers to classical vocal music.

Sunday afternoon, Hampson brought a sampling from the spectrum of American song and a major vocal-orchestral work by John Adams to the New World Center in Miami Beach and, despite traffic snarls caused by the Miami International Boat Show, he drew a sizable and engaged audience.

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