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Walter Thompson Big Band

Wednesday, March 11, 1987. 8:30 pm

 

Walter Thompson Big Band at Roulette 1987 (excerpt)

Walter Thompson Big Band at Roulette 1987 (full concert)

Walter Thompson Big Band

Wednesday, March 11, 1987. 8:30 pm

A 17-piece neo-traditional ensemble plus a 31-piece premiere using strings and chorus. Co-produced by Greenwich House Music School and Roulette. Co-produced by Greenwich House Music School and Roulette. Performance at 8pm. Admission $6 at Greenwich House/Hayden Auditorium, 27 Barrow Street in Greenwich Village.


Walter Thompson has achieved international recognition as a composer and for the creation of Soundpainting, the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language. Thompson has composed Soundpaintings with contemporary orchestras, dance companies, theatre ensembles and multidisciplinary groups in United States, Europe and South America. In 2002, Premis FAD Sebastià Gasch d’Arts Parateatrals awarded Thompson the prestigious “Aplaudiment” for his work with Soundpainting in Barcelona, Spain. He has also received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, ASCAP, Rockefeller Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation. —Bio as of 2019