Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents cellist Amit Peled Sunday
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s six concert series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts wraps up at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with “Cellobration,” a concert that will celebrate the orchestra’s upcoming Centennial and feature internationally known cellist, Amit Peled.
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased through the LPCA box office, 518-523-2512, or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org
Peled is both a successful recording artist and solo performer.
The New York Times described him as having a “glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again.”
He has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today” as well as radio programs in France, Sweden and Israel. During the past year, Peled embarked on an extensive concerto debut tour in the U.S. and Germany performing both Shostakovich’s “Concerto No. 1” and Victor Herbert’s “Cello Concerto” in 19 different cities. He joined the legendary Krzysztof Penderecki for his cello concerto in Chicago’s Millennium Park, performed with Maestro Michael Stern and the IRIS Orchestra, and performed Haydn’s C Major cello concerto (which he will play in Lake Placid) with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. In Lake Placid, Mr. Peled will also perform “Prayer for Cello and Strings” from Jewish Life, by Ernest Bloch.
The evening’s performance will also mark the start of an ambitious recording project the Lake Placid Sinfonietta is planned in celebration of its Centennial year in 2017.
The project will be a four-year undertaking to record pieces written or premiered in 1917, the year the Lake Placid Sinfonietta was formed, for a potential release in 2017.
“Reaching a hundredth anniversary is a momentous occasion, and producing a recording is one of many ways we intend to mark that achievement,” Music Director Ron Spigelman said.
Sound engineer Andreas Klein, who also enjoys a career as a concert pianist will record Sunday’s performance.
The two 1917 pieces featured at this concert are Ravel’s “Tombeau de Couperin” and Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1.”