Sep. 26, 20197:30 PM
This powerful and compelling program follows renowned cellist Amit Peled's personal, musical, and spiritual journey. From his childhood growing up in a small kibbutz in Israel and listening to his mother singing the traditional tune "Eli Eli," to playing Max Bruch's "Kol Nidrei" as a young cellist and personally connecting with the Yom Kippur message, Amit explores the ups and downs of life and the desire to balance tradition, identity, and self-expression. Among other works, the program features Mark Kopytman's heart-wrenching "Kaddish" and Ernest Bloch's beloved three scenes "From Jewish Life." Amit's effective personal narrative in conjunction with a selection of deeply moving works and a passionate performance provokes a personal spiritual journey for each member of the audience. You won't leave the concert hall as the same person you were when you walked in.
Sep. 28, 20197:30 PM
The Abilene Philharmonic's 69th Concert Season begins with the emotional Mahler Symphony No. 4 featuring Lynnette Chambers in the final movement singing the poem "Das himmlishe Leben" translated "The Heavenly Life". The second half features John Hopkins University cello professor and world renowned cellist, Amit Peled, performing Dvorak Cello Concerto.