Sunday, March 16, 2008

Violinist Samuel Thompson Again Performs With Cortlandt Chamber Orchestra

Violinist Samuel Thompson will perform both Mozart’s Concerto in D Major, KV 218 and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with the Cortlandt Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 7:30pm. This concert takes place at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 110 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The performance, Thompson’s second appearance with the Cortlandt Chamber Orchestra, comes after his highly successful performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto during a 2007 concert to benefit the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra that became the subject of an article in the September 2007 International Musician.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Samuel first performed as soloist in 1989 with the Carolina Amadeus Players Chamber Orchestra, and made his national debut with the National Repertory Orchestra in 1998. He was a semifinalist in the 2000 New World Symphony Concerto Competition and has been presented in concert with the Marian Anderson String Quartet.

2005 was a year of significance for Samuel, as he became the subject of international media attention during Hurricane Katrina. Maintaining a sense of loyalty to the New Orleans arts community, Samuel was recognized by National Public Radio in 2006 as one of ten artists whose work shows “their spirit, their spunk, and their commitment to Crescent City”. Information is available at

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