Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) is pleased to announce that famed world-class cellist Amit Peled will return to Wellfleet on Sunday, June 4 to perform with his “Cello Gang”—five students from the John Hopkins Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland where Peled teaches cello. Peled will lead the critically-acclaimed cello orchestra beginning at 3pm at the First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, located at 200 Main Street.
The “Play it Forward” community concert benefits the rebuilding and expansion of the OCHS Wellfleet Health Center and continues the tradition of Bernard Greenhouse, an internationally acclaimed cellist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio who died in 2011 at the age of 95. The Play it Forward annual concert was the brainchild of Mr. Greenhouse, a Wellfleet resident and OCHS supporter and patient.
Beginning in 2005 and continuing until his death in 2011, Mr. Greenhouse was the driving artistic force behind the annual concerts held in Wellfleet featuring former students, including Peled who last performed in Wellfleet in 2015. Sharing his knowledge and skill with the next generation of musicians as Greenhouse requested, Peled is a remarkable cellist honored by Mrs. Maria Casals Istomin, who gave him legendary cellist Pablo Casals’ 1733 Goffriller cello after she heard him play.
Concert tickets start at $35 and upward. “Encore” tickets are available for $100 and include premium seating. A post-concert reception with the musicians is open to all. Concert sponsorship opportunities are also still available. For ticket information, visit www.outercape.org/events.html or contact Deborah Wolfe at 508-905-2850. For sponsor information, contact Jim Hood at [email protected].
More about Amit Peled
From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled – a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence – is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. At 6’5” tall, Peled started life as a basketball player and was called “larger than life” when he enveloped his cello and “Jacqueline du Pré in a farmer’s body.” Peled often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences. Mr. Peled is also a frequent guest artist, performing and giving master classes at prestigious summer music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, and Seattle Chamber Music Festival. Visit Mr. Peled’s website at www.amitpeled.com
Outer Cape Health Services, Inc.
OCHS operates community health centers in Harwich, Wellfleet and Provincetown offering primary care, specialty and urgent care, behavioral health and dental services, in addition to two pharmacies in Provincetown and Wellfleet, and many other specialty programs. In 2016, OCHS served some 16,800 residents and visitors to the Lower and Outer Cape annually with more than 70,000 total patient visits.
As a mission-driven organization, OCHS provides access to quality, compassionate community-based healthcare for patients and visitors of the Outer and Lower Cape, regardless of their ability to pay. OCHS is a licensed Medical Clinic of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Recently, OCHS was recognized separately by both HRSA and the Joint Commission for being an outstanding community healthcare organization. The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting performance standards. Learn more at www.outercape.org.