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“La Suite dels Ocells” by Lera Auerbach Given World Premiere in Washington

The new solo piece for violoncello “La Suite dels Ocells” by the Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach was written for the Israeli cellist Amit Peled, who lives in the USA and plays an historic violoncello formerly owned by Pablo Casals.

On 8 November 2015, Amit Peled will perform a solo programme at Kennedy Center in Washington that Pablo Casals presented there exactly 100 years ago. To conclude the recital, Peled will perform the world premiere of “La Suite dels Ocells”. The cellist then plans to present this same programme in Clemson (12 January 2016), Laguna Woods (20 March 2016), San Francisco (22 March 2016), Sarasota (9 April 2016) and Charlottesville (12 April 2016) as well as on 21 May 2016 during the course of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles. San Francisco and Los Angeles were also stations of Casals’s last USA tour.

“La Suite dels Ocells” was commissioned by the Washington Performing Arts with the support of Jane and Calvin Cafritz. The title of the work means “Bird Suite”.

8 November 2015
Kennedy Center, Terrace Theatre, 2 PM
World premiere: Lera Auerbach
“La Suite dels Ocells” for violoncello solo
Amit Peled (violoncello)


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