Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) is pleased to announce that world-class cellist Amit Peled and his Mount Vernon Virtuosi will perform on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, located at 200 Main Street. Tickets are on sale now at outercape.org/events.
The mid-week concert program will feature Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major; Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances; Joachim Stutchewsky: Hassidic Suite; and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky: Serenade for String Orchestra. Peled will perform on the late Pablo Casals’ 1733 Goffriller cello.
The Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a new chamber orchestra established by Peled, a John Hopkins Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist, is dedicated to nurturing and training recently graduated music students.
The Virtuosi investigates and recreates cohesive programs of classical concerts from the 19th century. The Greenhouse program will feature separate movements of pieces, solo playing, verbal engagement with the audience, poetry and more.
The Play it Forward community concert benefits the rebuilding and expansion of the OCHS Wellfleet Health Center, slated to open in June 2019. This year’s concert caps off the concert series founded by 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 for the Greenhouse concert series in 2017. Peled holds fond memories of his time in Wellfleet studying with Mr. Greenhouse and continues to share his knowledge and skill with the next generation of musicians with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi.
Concert tickets start at $35 and are available online at outercape.org or by mail: OCHS Greenhouse Concert, P.O. Box 598, Harwich Port, MA 02646. Special OCHS “Supporter” tickets are available from $100 and include premium seating. An intermission update will discuss the June 2019 opening of the reconstructed and expanded OCHS Wellfleet Health Center. Special OCHS “Supporter” tickets are available from $100 and include premium seating.
For concert ticket and sponsor information, visit outercape.org/category/events/ or call 508-905-2850 or [email protected].
Event Sponsors to date include: Cross Insurance, Mass League of Community Health Centers, Moby Dick's Restaurant, Archstone Law Group, Budget Blinds of Mid & Outer Cape Cod, Delphi Construction, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. Foundation.