€ 15 day ticket I € 75 Lied Academy Season Ticket
Free admission for pupils and students
At Ballsaal Stadthalle Heidelberg
In 2015 the Lied Academy focuses on two topics. With his unparalleled familiarity with American song, Thomas Hampson will be devoting his time to this corner of the repertory, which has its origins and musical roots in the European tradition, notably the German Lied. Much admired for his versatility and the range of his repertoire, Thomas Quasthoff will be looking at Lied adaptations, hardly any of which have made it into mainstream recital programmes. Exciting discoveries can safely be anticipated. The Academy Forum will be the central venue for engagement with the Lied in all its material and thematic aspects. Cultural studies expert Jens Malte Fischer and other prominent guests will be supplying background knowledge and factual support, while this year’s grant recipients and other performers will be recounting personal experiences with a bearing on their relationship to the art-song.