Thomas Hampson © Jimmy Donelan


Thomas Hampson at the opening concert of this year’s Turku Music Festival

On August 8th, baritone Thomas Hampson performs at the opening concert of the 60th Turku Music Festival, conducted by Klaus Mäkelä.  Hampson will bring songs from Gustav Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” to the stage at Finland’s oldest music festival; a programme he recently also performed on tour to Asia with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Andris Nelsons. The second half of the evening is dedicated to pieces by the Finish composer Kaija Saariaho and Richard Strauss.