Tickets on Sale Now for “Play it Forward” Benefit Concert Honoring the Legacy of Bernard Greenhouse and the Re-Opening of Outer Cape Health Services’ Wellfleet Health Center
HARWICH PORT, MA – April 4, 2019 – 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.
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.
Editor’s Note: High Resolution Headshots of Amit Peled and Mount Vernon Virtuosi attached.
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More about Amit Peled: Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Peled performs on the Pablo Casals 1733 Goffriller cello, which was loaned to him personally by Casals’ widow, Marta Casals Istomin.
In September 2017, Peled published a children’s book, A Cello Named Pablo, written by Marni Fogelson and illustrated by Avi Katz. Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, it follows Peled’s journey from the basketball courts of rural Israel to the world’s great concert halls, playing one of the most famous instruments of all time and continuing the legacy of Pablo Casals.
Peled is the founder, conductor, and artistic director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra dedicated to launching the careers of recently graduated music students. Peled has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras and in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, and Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. For more information, visit www.amitpeled.com.
More about Outer Cape Health Services: Founded in 1987, OCHS currently operates community health centers in Harwich Port, Wellfleet and Provincetown offering primary care, specialty and urgent care, behavioral health, pharmacy service and other specialty programs. In 2018, OCHS served nearly 17,000 residents and visitors on the Lower and Outer Cape with more than 70,000 total patient visits.
As a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, OCHS provides access to capable, compassionate community-based healthcare for patients and visitors of the Outer and Lower Cape, regardless of their ability to pay. OCHS is a licensed Medical Clinic of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). A renovation and expansion of its Wellfleet health center is slated for completion and re-opening in June, 2019 while a new Harwich Port health center was opened in December 2018. Learn more at www.outercape.org.