WOLFEBORO — Cellist Amit Peled, acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today will collaborate with pianist Stefan Petrov,to bring "Homage to Pablo Casals" to the Lakes Region when Wolfeboro Friends of Music presents its third concert of the 2015-16 Season at Brewster Academy's Anderson Hall (205 South Main Street) on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Points North Financial Consulting, Benefit Strategies LLC, and Sugar Hill Retirement Community.
Upon meeting the 6' 5" Amit Peled one is more likely to think "basketball player," which he was in his youth, rather than "musician of profound artistry" and one of the most sought after cello pedagogues and professor at the internationally famed Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.
Peled's performance highlights have included concert tours of Russia and the Midwest, an upcoming return trip to Asia for recitals and performances with the National Symphony of Taiwan and a 20 city U.S. recital tour entitled "Homage to Pablo Casals," which launched this past February and will culminate in a February 2016 performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
"Homage to Pablo Casals" is a recreation of a recital given at Peabody Institute by Casals on February 12, 1915. Casals' program 100 years ago was reviewed as "remarkable for its variety, esprit and its very patent inspiration."
Peled will be joined by his Heifetz International Institute colleague and distinguished Bulgarian pianist, Stefan Petrov.
This is the third of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's Paper Store, Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; or by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org. Please note WFOM's special policy: High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge.