League CEO Simon Woods discusses the changing classical scene with baritone Thomas Hampson

Posted on: July 12, 2021

American baritone Thomas Hampson and League President and CEO Simon Woods caught up on July 8 in a video segment on Idagio’s live-streamed “Thursdays with Thomas” program. Their wide-ranging discussion touched upon artistic matters, the changing repertoire, the complex dynamics of orchestra leadership, and an overview of the League of American Orchestras’ commitment to thought leadership and supporting the orchestra field. Hampson and Woods worked together frequently during Woods’s decade as a producer at EMI Classics and both fondly reminisced about Abbey Road Studios, among other recording-focused topics in the video. Watch the interview on demand on the Idagio website.