Britten: Phantasy Quartet Samuel Thompson, violin Audrey Harris, viola Kenneth Law, cello Hasaan Anderson, oboe
http://www.colourofmusic.org/event/chamber-evening-recital-series-3/ Colour of Music Festival Chamber Evening Recital Series George Walker: String Quartet No.1 Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, “American” Samuel Thompson, violin Cleveland Chandler, violin Alvoy Bryan, viola Kenneth Law, cello
Very pleased to have been asked to perform in this concert with Brenda Frye, a dear colleague and friend whom I met during the 2009 Utah Festival Opera season. "You've laughed at Brenda in The Mikado and cried with her in The Sound of Music and thrilled to Weslie's memorable renditions of 'Memory' and 'Send in the Clowns.' Now catch this amazing duo as they blend Classical and Broadway music in a magical evening with special guests Britt Hancock, Jason Ross, Bryce McDonald, and CCP's 'Fabulous Five,' Carol Boston, Lisa Harrison, Debra Graham, Carol Ann Chadwell and Tracey Barnes, plus a special appearance by guest pianist Stephen Carey of Opera Memphis!
After his performance during the 2011 Black Arts Movement Festival, Samuel Thompson returns to Austin's Pro Arts Collective in this recital during the inaugural season of the Metropolitan Classical Series with pianist Michelle Schumann of the Austin Chamber Music Center. This program featuring works for violin and piano by William Grant Still, Antonin Dvorak, and Ernest Bloch
Bio: Noted for taking audiences “to a place of calm and beauty” (Blackbook Magazine), Samuel Thompson is a Baltimore-based violinist who leads a versatile life that includes solo, chamber music, orchestral and interdisciplinary performance and arts journalism. Winner of a Participation Prize at the 2...See Full Bio
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“A fresh slate of players then performed Benjamin Britten’s (1913–1976) Phantasy Quartet, led by oboist Hasaan Anderson. Violinist Samuel Thonpson, violist Audry Harris, and cellist Kenneth Law joined him in the composer’s multi-layered, multi-textured piece that is strikingly abstract within at atmosphere of impressionistic imagery....the distinguishing element of this “double” chamber recital was the excellence and exuberance of the playing.”