Stockton,CA-Israeli-born Cellist Featured at Stockton Symphony’s “Eternal Quest” Classics Concert
Acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today, cellist Amit Peled joins the Stockton Symphony for the second Classics concert of the 2010–2011 season on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 8 PM and Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 6 PM. Entitled “Eternal Quest,” the concerts, conducted by Music Director Peter Jaffe, will include music by Wagner, Bloch, Ives, and Elgar. The performances will take place at Atherton Auditorium on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College. Audience members can enjoy a free preconcert talk by the Maestro beginning 45 minutes before each performance begins. Tickets range from $22 to $55 and can be purchased by calling the Stockton Symphony’s office at (209) 951-0196 or by visiting us online at http://www.stocktonsymphony.org. Students may purchase tickets for as little as $10 with a student ID.
Fiery and intelligent, Israeli-born Amit Peled exhibits profound artistry and penetrating musicianship, making him one of today’s most captivating cellists on the worldwide concert stage. Acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun for his “simply gorgeous sound,” Mr. Peled fills audiences to the brim with the sweeping passion of his playing. He has performed as soloist with orchestras in the world’s major concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. 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, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Gotland Festival in Sweden, Prussia Cove Festival in England, and the Kfar Blum Music Festival in Israel. As a recording artist, Mr. Peled just released two critically acclaimed CDs, The Jewish Soul and Cellobration under the Centaur Records Label.
For these concerts with the Stockton Symphony, Mr. Peled takes on the powerful and compassionate solo role in Bloch’s Schelomo, inspired by King Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes. The program’s other musical selections also embody the “Eternal Quest” with a sense of yearning and searching: the insatiable longing in Wagner’s Prelude and Love-Death from Tristan and Isolde, Ives’s novel take on the perennial question of existence in The Unanswered Question, and Elgar’s character tributes and thematic mystery in his celebrated “Enigma” Variations.
Mr. Peled will teach a master class as part of the Master Class Series presented jointly by the Stockton Symphony and the University of the Pacific. The class will begin at 4:30 PM on Friday, October 15, 2010 in the Recital Hall at Pacific. Young cellists are encouraged to apply by calling the Symphony office at (209) 951-0196. The public is invited to attend the master class at no charge.
For further information about the Stockton Symphony, including future performances, guest artists, or how to volunteer, please visit http://www.stocktonsymphony.org. To purchase tickets on performance Saturdays, please call or visit the Atherton Auditorium box office at (209) 954-5110.
Founded in 1926, the Stockton Symphony is California’s third oldest orchestra and the only professional symphony orchestra in San Joaquin County. The Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate, and inspire the community through a commitment to excellence in its performances and programs. For more information about Symphony concerts and education and community programs call (209) 951-0196 or visit http://www.stocktonsymphony.org.
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