Jill Pasternak spoke with baritone Thomas Hampson in 2006 when he was in Philadelphia on tour with his latest project with the Library of Congress: The American Songbook. We examine his stellar career, and his personal views about the mission of music, and in particular American music.
Crossover with Jill Pasternak is WRTI's weekly interview show spotlighting notable music and musicians. While the show centers on the worlds of classical music and true, acoustically-driven jazz, it's not unusual to hear music and personalities from the periphery as well.
Crossover is totally unscripted and spontaneous, so it sounds like nothing else on the dial--more like friends chatting over coffee than a broadcast interview.