Thomas Hampson: Songs from Chicago

September 23, 2018, 9:00 am

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Thomas Hampson, America’s leading baritone and a champion of the art of classic song, makes his Cedille Records debut with a program of songs by five composers of the early 20th century associated with the city of Chicago: Ernst Bacon, Florence Price, John Alden Carpenter, Margaret Bonds, and Louis Campbell-Tipton. All of them, Hampson says, “have distinguished themselves in history as great voices of the artistic American narrative.” Hampson, whose discography includes more than 170 albums, is accompanied on ‘Songs from Chicago’ by collaborative pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, accompanist of choice for Chicago’s top singers and instrumentalists.