Thomas Hampson – Song of America: Beyond Liberty

Celebrate America’s rich history of song with beloved baritone Thomas Hampson when he performs the American Songbook and explores the influential people and monumental events that helped create and define “the land of the free.” Illuminating and questioning the role of core American values such as freedom and brotherhood, Song of America: Beyond Liberty takes the audience through centuries of songs and includes personal anecdotes and historical monologues along with readings of American poetry, offering rich context with which to celebrate America’s history. This program features works by composers as eclectic and time-spanning as Charles Ives, Ned Rorem, Jennifer Higdon and Leonard Bernstein; and poets including Abraham Lincoln, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes. A spectacular evening with the greatest baritone of our time! This event is part of the 2020 Tucson Desert Song Festival.