On Friday, June 30, at 7:30 pm, world-renowned cellist Amit Peled will perform with the Meeting House Music Festival concert at Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans, MA. Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. He will join Donald Enos, the festival’s founder, artistic director, and pianist, in a program of Dvořák (Concerto for Cello and Piano), Boulanger (Three Pieces for Cello and Piano), and Bloch (From Jewish Life).
Together, these three works exemplify what chamber music is all about: in the words of Donald Enos, “masterpieces on a human scale that explore the full range of human emotion.” In Dvořák’s concerto, regarded as one of the finest cello concerti in the entire repertoire, the composer integrates folk influences into a stirring classical piece and gives musical voice to love of homeland and simple joys. Nadia Boulanger’s "Three Pieces for Cello and Piano” is at times subtle and mysterious, at times peaceful, and at times as frenetic as modern-day life itself. From Jewish Life takes inspiration from Bloch's own heritage, its Eastern European modality creating a distinctive atmosphere as it expresses both sadness and peaceful introspection.
At the hands of Amit Peled, who is known for his passionate performances and larger-than-life personality, and the superb pianist Donald Enos, this program is bound to move not only classical music lovers, but also those less familiar with classical music.
Single ticket: $25 (under 18 free). 7 Concert Series: $110. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Ticket contact: Donald Enos, Director, at 508.896.3344 or [email protected].
Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 204 Monument Road, Orleans, MA 02653.