Hampsong Foundation to Spotlight Young Artists with ‘Arts@Future’ Concert Series

By Logan Martell
(Credit: Dario Acosta)

The Hampsong Foundation, founded by renowned baritone Thomas Hampson, has announced the launch of the “Arts@Future” series.

Held at the IDAGIO Global Concert Hall, this new series will allow audiences to follow some of opera’s rising stars through a variety of performances at conservatories, festivals, young artist programs, and more.

Among the partners for this endeavor are the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe in Germany, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in Austria, the Manhattan School of Music, the Merola Opera Program, Internationales Opernstudio – Opernhaus Zürich in Switzerland, among others.

“I am thrilled and honored to announce the newly launched ‘Arts@Future’ series on IDAGIO, featuring an exclusive, international slate of events that will celebrate the next generation of artists,” writes Hampson. “This series of conversations and performances in the Global Concert Hall, curated by myself and the Hampsong Foundation, features a fantastic roster of emerging solo musicians and ensembles from universities, music conservatories, young artist programs, and other arts organizations.

“Young artists worldwide are struggling to find performance opportunities, purpose, and hope for their future in the classical music industry. We are counteracting these challenges by connecting them with audiences across the globe through this innovative platform, and providing educational resources and inspiration along the way. We hope you will join us in celebrating and supporting these wonderfully talented young musicians, and the institutions guiding them in their careers.”