Amit Peled performs on Pablo Casals’ legendary 300 year old cello
The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents The Tempest Trio in concert on Tuesday, August 9, 7:30 pm, at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.
Cellist Amit Peled makes a welcome return from a prior solo appearance at the Festival in the summer debut of widely recognized chamber ensemble The Tempest Trio, including renowned violinist Ilya Kaler and pianist Alon Goldstein. Finishing up their ninth season together, three instrumentalists join forces to perform cornerstones of the piano trio repertoire, including works by Beethoven, Bernstein and Dvorak.
A highlight of the performance is Peled’s appearance with a famed 1733 Matteo Goffriller cello, launching a performance ‘road trip’ across the continent, on loan from the widow of famed Catalan cellist Pablo Casals. The instrument was played by Casals himself for such important dignitaries as Queen Victoria and John F. Kennedy during his highly successful eight decade career. More than 30 years following Casals’ passing, his widow entrusted Israeli-American Peled with the instrument on long term loan. The opportunity has been a remarkable experience for him, last year celebrating the centennial of a Casal’s 1915 performance at Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University in a duplicate concert performance on the same instrument, where Peled currently serves as professor.
Combining technical mastery, expressive depth, and experience, The Tempest Trio is a stronghold as one of the most exciting trios on the international scene. Each virtuoso member brings their own successful solo career to their performances, collectively bringing vitality to the concert stage with their dynamic musical interplay and collaborative spirit. Performing regularly in cities throughout the United States, Europe, Israel and Asia, The Trio shares unique and exotic programs with the public, ranging from the standard, rare and commissioned pieces of repertoire.
As committed pedagogues, the members of the Tempest Trio are all teaching in prestigious universities and summer festivals around the world and share their knowledge, experience and joy of music making through intensive educational residencies, masterclasses and lectures which they offer during each season.
Program: The Tempest Trio: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Ilya Kaler, violin; Amit Peled, cello; Alon Goldstein, piano.
Beethoven: Trio No. 5 in D Major for Piano, Violin and Cello (“Ghost”) Opus 70, No. 1
Bernstein: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello (1937)
Dvorak: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Opus 21 (B. 51)
As Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music, CCCMF’s 37th summer season features 13 compelling concerts from July 29 through August 26 at 7:30 pm in locations throughout the region.
Tickets ordered on or before June 30: $34 General Admission; $15 for students over 18; Free for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts $32. Tickets to Emerson String Quartet’s concert are $50 (individually or as part of a three concert series).
Tickets ordered on or after July 1: $38 General Admission; $15 for students over 18; Free for attendees 18 and under. General Admission to three or more concerts $36. Tickets to Emerson String Quartet’s concert are $55 (individually or as part of a three concert series).
Special benefit premium tickets are $100 to $125, including reserved seating and a pre-concert or post-concert reception for concerts on August 1, 4 and 9.
Festival seating is limited to venue capacity, advance purchase is recommended. Tickets ordered online are available at will call at the performances. Tickets may also be purchased by calling or visiting the box office at 508-247-9400 or at 3 Main Street Unit 6, North Eastham. Box office hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Phone orders are available until 12 noon on the day of each concert.
About the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Hailed by The New York Times as “A Triumph of Quality,” the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF) has been a year-round presenter of chamber music and a major contributor to the cultural life of Cape Cod since its inception in 1979. Founded as the Cape & Islands Chamber Music Festival by the late collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders, the Festival continues his legacy. Now entering its 37th season, CCCMF presents four weeks of intensive chamber music programming in a variety of Cape locations in July and August. Throughout the rest of the year, CCCMF presents autumn and spring concerts, a community outreach program, and benefit concerts in New York and on Cape Cod. Hoping to ignite the interest of a younger audience, CCCMF welcomes all youth up to age 18 to attend any regular concert free of charge. The Festival is also host to a Composer-in-Residence program, and features composers with Cape Cod connections. CCCMF is a private, non-profit organization supported by a volunteer Board of Directors with financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations both local and nationwide. For more information about CCCMF’s programs, schedule or tickets, visit capecodchambermusic.org, call 508-247-9400 or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.
Top Right: Amit Peled in 2012 on European Tour, courtesy image
Middle Left: Amit Peled, cellist, courtesy image
Bottom Right: The Tempest Trio in concert, courtesy image