The Chicago Classical Review stated, Hampson brings swagger, sensitivity to American songs with CSO. You can hear what they were talking about on the 7/4 broadcast.
7/4 Ives/Schumann: Variations on America Ives/Adams: At the River Copland: Simple Gifts, The Boatmen’s Dance, The Golden Willow Tree from Old American Songs Still: In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy Damrosch: Danny Deever Daugherty: Letter to Mrs. Bixby from Letters from Lincoln Corigliano: One Sweet Morning from One Sweet Morning Elgar: Enigma Variations Stravinsky: Suite from Pretrushka (Thomas Hampson, bar; Bramwell Tovey and Carlo Maria Giulini, cond)
7/11 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Mussorgsky/Shostakovich: Two Excerpts from Khovanshchina Schoenberg: Kol Nidre (Denis Matsuev, p; Alberto Mizrahi, nar; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, dir; Riccardo Muti, Kirill Yuri and Temirkanov Petrenko, cond)
7/18 Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Wagner: Overture to Rienzi Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable (Semyon Bychkov Edward Gardner, conductor
7/25 Respighi: Fountains of Rome, Concerto Gregoriano Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Dvořák: Carnival Overture (Robert Chen, v; Manfred Honeck, cond)