Tebar & Peled Perform a Moving Homage to Pablo Casals
Palm Beach, Fla. (December 9, 2015) – The Palm Beach Symphony performed to a sold out crowd for their first concert of the 2015-2016 season. Guest artist Amit Peled performed an incredibly expressive and touching tribute to the great cellist, Pablo Casals, along with the Palm Beach Symphony strings. The full house at the Society of the Four Arts was thrilled and moved by the masterful program, specifically designed by Artistic & Music Director, Ramón Tebar, for this intimate hall.
Palm Beach Symphony board president, Dale McNulty, welcomed guests to the concert and spoke about the organization’s growing educational and community outreach programs. He introduced two middle-school students invited to the concert to experience a world-class performance and garner inspiration for the classroom. Both deserving students were recipients of donated violins through the Symphony’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music.
“We could not have asked for a more perfect opening for our season,” said David McClymont, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Symphony. “Ramón, Amit and all the musicians created a lasting memory for our concert-goers. The evening was impressive and energetic in every way.”
Peled performed precisely and passionately but also broke the barrier of the stage by addressing the audience and speaking about the program that inspired him and his vision to entertain with classical music. In addition to his skillful technique and artistry, Peled also showed his charisma and humor to the captivated crowd, telling the story of how he came to play Casals 1733 Goffriller, which he affectionately calls “Pablo,” and joking about how it is only on loan from Mrs. Marta Casals.
In another touching moment, Maestro Tebar explained the personal significance of this concert as he was introduced to Peled by the late Dr. Ray Robinson, the previous music director of the Palm Beach Symphony and personal mentor of Tebar. The night marked a very special full circle moment for the conductor and Peled that was revealed through their performance and dedication of the concert to Dr. Ray Robinson.
In addition to the inspiring concert, Symphony members enjoyed an exquisite dinner with both Tebar and Peled at Café Boulud, one of Palm Beach’s most coveted dining destinations at the historic Brazilian Court hotel.