Featuring Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Overture to Fidelio, op. 72c
Michael DAUGHERTY: Letters from Lincoln
Antonin DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, op. 95 “From the New World”
(featuring the Youth Symphony Orchestra side-by-side with the Reno Phil)
Trail Blazers pays tribute to unexplored frontiers. We are honored to feature baritone Thomas Hampson, one of the most recognized, popular, and sought-after singers today, as he joins the orchestra for Michael Daugherty’s Letters from Lincoln. His versatility, imagination, and vocal charisma have set new standards on the operatic stages and concert halls the world over. The program will conclude with a side-by-side performance featuring the Reno Phil Orchestra and Reno Phil Youth Symphony Orchestra playing the New World Symphony, garnering its name because Dvorak wrote it during the 1890s when exploring the U.S.