Samuel Budish is a New York City-based percussionist who actively performs in a wide variety of musical traditions. He is a frequent guest with the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera and has also performed with Orpheus, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Sarasota Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. In 2013, Samuel was a member of the onstage band for the Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III. Also active in the world of dance, he accompanies classes at the 92 Y and has performed with the Buglisi Dance Theatre and Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance. Dedicated to the music of today, Samuel has premiered works by Hiroya Miura, Joseph Periera, David Fulmer, and Tan Dun. He received his BM and MM from the Juilliard School.
How many years have you been coming to the Crested Butte Music Festival?
This will be my third year.
What do you like most about the festival and/or Crested Butte?
I love being a part of this festival because of the people. Making music with a group of people that you really enjoy being around and care about is a wonderful experience.
What are you most excited about this year?
I’m really excited that Charles Yang is coming back. I came a week late last year and missed him; he’s one of my best friends and it will be very fun having him around.
Do you have any recent or exciting news you’d like to share with us?
I’m going to be an uncle in May!
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