Music, Other, Performing Arts
Samuel Thompson enjoys a versatile life that includes solo, chamber music, orchestral and interdisciplinary performance and arts journalism. Samuel made his east coast recital debut at the 2006 New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas and has performed throughout North America in venues including Koerner Hall (Toronto), the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC), the Wortham Theatre Center (Houston) and the historic Dock Street Theatre (Charleston) during the inaugural season of the Colour of Music Festival.
As soloist, he has appeared with the National Repertory Orchestra, Cortland Chamber Orchestra, Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra and members of Orchestra X. Since 2011 Samuel has performed with Washington DC’s critically-acclaimed Great Noise Ensemble at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, performing important modern works by Steve Reich and Ted Hearne and premiering works by composers including Armando Bayolo and Hannah Lash.
Mr. Thompson served as concertmaster of the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre for two seasons and currently performs with the Delaware Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. A two-time recipient of Artistic Assistance two-time recipient of Artistic Assistance Awards from Alternate ROOTS made possible with funds from the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Kresge Foundation, Samuel received the Master of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music under the direction of Kenneth Goldsmith.