The Board of Trustees of CityMusic Cleveland is excited to announce the appointment of Music Director Amit Peled, effective with the 2019-2020 season. In 2019-20 the Israeli-American cellist, conductor, and pedagogue will conduct two five-concert series. Avner Dorman will continue to work with CityMusic in the position of Music Director Emeritus.
Of his appointment, Peled says, “I am deeply honored and excited to be named the next music director of CityMusic. Ever since my first encounter with the orchestra this past spring, I have felt that I found a musical home, a place where making music at the highest level meets the desire to share the art form with as many people as possible and ensuring that it is available to audiences free of charge. I look forward to continuing this special tradition and to enhance it even further. I can’t wait to meet as many people as possible from the community and of course to dive into the symphonic repertoire with my fellow musicians in the orchestra. Lastly, as a huge NBA fan, I’m excited to check out the Cavaliers games in between rehearsals and concerts!”
CityMusic Cleveland believes that our orchestra should reflect the communities in which we serve. To that end, we’re proud to announce the second year of our Diversity Fellowship for the 2019-20 season.
Fellows will serve as regular CityMusic Cleveland members, playing in all four orchestral programs and possibly one chamber music program during our regular season. Our goal is to encourage greater racial and cultural diversity and celebrate the contributions and achievements of underrepresented African-American, Latinx and Native American artists in the orchestral field.
For nearly fifteen years, CityMusic Cleveland’s mission has been to present first-rate classical music concerts to new audiences in underserved communities by removing the twin barriers of high ticket prices and intimidating venues. In addition, our concert programming aims to bring awareness to societal issues that impact our community—for example, the plight of refugees, child homelessness and cultural acceptance.
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Cleveland Jewish News, July 31 2019 CityMusic Cleveland, the chamber orchestra that performs for free in churches and other nontraditional concert locations, has turned to Israel again for its next music director, tapping Amit Peled, who was raised on a kibbutz, to replace outgoing director Avner Dorman. Peled, who will remain in his full-time […]
With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)