The celebrated American baritone Thomas Hampson joins the National Symphony Orchestra for their Season Opening Ball Concert on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. He'll perform several of Aaron Copland's Old American Songs, including Simple Gifts, The Boatmen's Dance, Little Horses, and The Dodger. Classical WETA will broadcast this sold-out NSO concert in an exclusive radio broadcast on Tuesday morning, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. Senior producer Deb Lamberton spoke with Mr. Hampson about the essence of Copland's Old American Songs, and about how he approaches them in performance.
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