For the past twenty years, I have established myself as a leading soloist, pedagogue, and conductor in all corners of the globe. Sharing the love of music with the community has become one of my signature statements and goals as an artist.
Tim Smith from the Baltimore Sun concluded after a recent Kennedy center recital: “Peled’s amiable and inviting personality is exactly the type everyone says we'll need more of if classical music is to survive! He [Peled] often surprises audiences with the way he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences through explanations, jokes, and even with a basketball game challenge.”
In 2018 I established the Mount Vernon Virtuosi Orchestra, hoping to reach even more people in the Maryland and Virginia area by offering concerts at no charge. For the coming season we were able to add Children’s Concerts to our mission, which is what I am most proud of as a musician and as a father of three kids. These special events will take place at the Bender JCC in Rockville, MD free of charge.
The idea is to have the kids and their families join us on stage for a presentation of 45 minute. I envision them sitting all around us, participating in the music making, and we truly hope to ignite in them the same love, joy, and excitement we feel while performing. The concert will conclude in a lunch (pizza) served to both musicians and families with kids and will lead to the afternoon concert for the adults.
Here are the dates of the Children’s Concerts in the 2019/20 season:
September 8, 2019 at 11:00am
November 3, 2019 at 11:00am
February 2, 2020 at 11:00am
April 5, 2020 at 11:00am
May 17, 2020 at 11:00am