April 29

Downtown Piano Works presents our Fine Artist Concert Series at New Spire Stages!

Come hear our friends, internationally acclaimed concert artists, Amit Peled (cello) and Noreen Polera (piano) perform “CELLOBRATION – The Sparkling Cello”, and 100% of your ticket price will support New Spire Stages in the process.

This will be an unforgettable evening of works by Tchaikovsky, Kopytmann and Haydn.

Purchase your tickets today and be sure to choose the “Amit & Greet” package that includes a meet and greet with the artists and photo opportunity after the performance. Books and CDs will be available for purchase (CASH only please).


About the Artists

From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled – a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence – is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. As a strong advocate of breaking boundaries between performers and the public, promoting and sharing classical music with wider audiences, Peled was recently praised by Baltimore Sun’s Tim Smith: ”Peled did a lot of joking in remarks to the audience. His amiable and inviting personality is exactly the type everyone says we’ll need more of if classical music is to survive.”

Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world’s major concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, New York; Salle Gaveau, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London; Konzerthaus, Berlin; and Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. Following his enthusiastically received Alice Tully Hall concerto debut playing the Hindemith cello concerto, the New York Times described his: “Glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again.”


Noreen Cassidy-Polera ranks among the most highly-regarded and diverse chamber artists performing today, and maintains a career that has taken her to every major American music center and abroad to Europe, Russia, and Asian centers. Winner of the Accompanying Prize at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Ms. Cassidy-Polera regularly collaborates with laureates of the Queen Elisabeth, Tchaikovsky and Naumburg international competitions. She has collaborated with leading soloists including David Shifrin, Matt Haimovitz, Carter Brey, Antonio Menesis, Aurora-Natalie Ginastera, Yo-Yo Ma and Leonard Rose. Her mastery and affection for the complete standard cello-piano repertory is well-known, as is her attention and dedication to the works of living composers.