World Class Cellists to Perform at Benefit for Outer Cape Health Services

June 24th in Wellfleet...
Cellist Sara Male one of artists to perform at Outer Cape Health's June 24th in Wellfleet (Outer Cape Health photo)

Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) is pleased to announce that world-class cellists Kate Dillingham and Sara Male will perform in Wellfleet on Sunday, June 24 with four accomplished fellow musicians at 3pm at the First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, located at 200 Main Street.


The soothing summer concert program will feature a Dvorak Piano Quintet, a Debussy Cello Sonata and a Schubert Cello Quintet. Dillingham and Male will be joined by Peter Kenote (viola); David Lisker and Mialtin Zhezha (violin); and Adrienne Kim (piano).


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 Dillingham, who last performed in Wellfleet in 2016. Dillingham and Male hold fond memories of their time in Wellfleet studying with Mr. Greenhouse, and continue to share their knowledge and skill with the next generation of musicians as their master teacher requested.


Concert ticket prices start at $35 and are available online at or by mail: OCHS Greenhouse Concert, PO Box 598, Harwich, MA 02646. Special OCHS “Supporter” tickets are available for $100 and higher and include premium seating. A post-concert reception in the church hall with the musicians is open to all concert goers in addition to an intermission update on the planned renovation and expansion of the OCHS Wellfleet Health Center.


For concert ticket and sponsor information, visit or contact Gerry Desautels at 508-905-2850 or [email protected].

More about Kate Dillingham: Cellist Kate Dillingham enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and collaborative artist and is an avid proponent of the music of living composers. She has performed as a soloist with The St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The Moscow Symphony Orchestra, The Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, and Symphony Space in New York City. Recent highlights include concerts at the Tsereteli Gallery in Moscow, and Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and The Dimenna Center in New York City.


Ms. Dillingham was a student of Bernard Greenhouse at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and of Maria Tchaikovskaya at the Moscow Conservatory. Kate’s enthusiasm for broadening the range and repertoire of the cello has led her to commission, perform and record music written by composers of the 21st century. She has recorded four albums of varied repertoire: Haydn Cello Concertos, Nos. 1 & 2 with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Lutoslawski, Dvorak, Higdon, Herbert with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Music for Cello & Piano with works by Debussy, Honegger and Fauré, and CROSSINGS—New Music For Cello, featuring music by nine composers.


More about Sara Male: Canadian cellist Sara Male received an Associate of the Arts in Music degree from the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Canada where she was presented the Principal Emeritus Prize. Her major teachers include Jim Hunter, Bernard Greenhouse, Zara Nelsova, and Timothy Eddy. Ms. Male holds a Bachelor of Music with high honors from Rutgers University and a Master of Music from Mannes College of Music in New York City. Ms. Male is a former member of the Saskatoon Symphony and is well sought after as a chamber music recitalist, having performed in major venues in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. In addition to being an adjunct assistant professor music of cello at Franklin & Marshall College, she teaches at Linden Hall School and is an adjunct professor of cello at Millersville University. Ms. Male performs with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and is a founding member of the Newstead Trio with whom she has toured worldwide over the last 17 years. 


More about Outer Cape Health Services:  Founded in 1987, 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 nearly 17,000 residents and visitors to the Lower and Outer Cape annually with more than 70,000 total patient visits. A renovation of the Wellfleet health center is slated for completion in 2019 while a new Harwich Port health center will be under construction and completed in late 2018. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on