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The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast) presents PMP Alumni: In Schools programs and hosts internationally acclaimed Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency, providing valuable mentoring and performance opportunities for young string musicians and 20 free musical events open to the public.

PMP Alumni: In Schools – (in-school visits: October/February/April/May)

In 2009, The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast), began offering education outreach programs for Sarasota and Manatee county schools. Each year, PMP/Suncoast brings alumni of The Perlman Music Program into local schools, including public and private elementary, middle and high schools. In-school experiences are based upon school preferences and may include: interactive performances and Q&A for entire grade levels of students and/or string classes; master class experiences (for intermediate and advanced string players); and/or playing side-by-side with students in a school orchestra class. PMP alumni are celebrated young international concert artists performing outreach programs. Program goals include supporting recruitment into string programs and exciting students about classical music. Thanks to generous grants and sponsorships, PMP Alumni: In Schools is presented to schools at no charge.

The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency – (family programs: Winter Break)

Complete schedule of free events is available online at www.PMPSuncoast.org after November 1. This intensive 17-day program offers unparalleled musical training for international violin, viola, cello and bass students, ages 12-20.  With a faculty led by internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, Itzhak Perlman, and his wife and founder of The Perlman Music Program, Toby Perlman, the program offers an experience that changes students’ lives forever.

Audiences of all ages are invited to attend 20 FREE musical events presented on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Events include PMP orchestra rehearsals led by Itzhak Perlman, chorus rehearsals featuring PMP string students and faculty led by Patrick Romano, master classes led by PMP faculty, and Works-in-Progress Student Recitals. The majority of events are presented in a heated performance tent (more than 800 seats!) in the courtyard of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243).

Tickets are suggested but not required to attend FREE winter residency events. Free early-admission tickets will be available to the public for in-person pick-up in early December in the USF Sarasota-Manatee Rotunda (main entrance).  Tickets can also be purchased online for $7.50 each and enable ticket holders early admission 30 minutes prior to event start time. Non-ticketholders are admitted 15 minutes prior to start time. Special seating is offered to families with children (first-come basis).

 

Super Strings Program — (Deadline: September 22, 2016 or postmarked by September 19)

Local violinists and violists (ages 8-18) are invited to play with the PMP String Orchestra and under the baton of Itzhak Perlman during the PMP Sarasota Winter Residency. Super Strings is a group of violinists and violists from around Florida who come together as a group of soloists to play a select musical composition with the PMP String Orchestra. Those who submit a completed application, recommendation letter, and video audition MP4 file (by YouTube link, Dropbox share, or mail a thumb drive) by the deadline will be considered to participate in 2016-2017 Super Strings. A preparatory workshop on November 12, 2016 with local music educators is held to support participants. A second rehearsal and the performance with the PMP String Orchestra takes place the last week of December on the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee. This will be the fourth year of this special project, which is presented as part of The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency.

2016-2017 Composition:  J. S. Bach Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, movement 3 (Violin 1 or Violin 2). Students will memorize and perform EITHER the Tutti and Solo lines for Violin 1 OR the Tutti and Solo lines for Violin 2 OR Violin 2 arranged for Viola.

Information, application, sheet music (with preferred bowings and fingerings) available online at www.PMPSuncoast.org/superstrings/

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For more information and a complete schedule of events and program offerings:

www.PMPSuncoast.org  or  941-955-4942

The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency – (family programs: Winter Break)

20 FREE musical events presented annually on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus

This intensive 17-day program offers unparalleled musical training for international violin, viola, cello and bass students, ages 12-20.  With a faculty led by internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, Itzhak Perlman, and his wife and founder of The Perlman Music Program, Toby Perlman, the program offers an experience that changes students’ lives forever.

Twenty musical events are presented to the public free of charge and include orchestra and chorus rehearsals, master classes, and recitals.  The majority of events are presented in a heated performance tent (nearly 1,000 seats!) in the courtyard of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243).  Complete schedule of events is available online at www.PMPSuncoast.org after October 15.

More than 13,000 people (all ages) annually attend:

  • Orchestra Rehearsals – Audience members witness “stop and go” rehearsal techniques under the baton of Itzhak Perlman in addition to hearing his comments as he wears a microphone throughout each rehearsal.
  • Chorus Rehearsals – Observe rehearsals of the PMP chorus comprised of PMP students, PMP faculty members, and select community male voices under the direction of Chorus Master Patrick Romano.
  • Master Classes – See PMP faculty working one-on-one with individual PMP students. Master classes are public settings most accurately portraying PMP private lesson and closed studio class experiences.
  • Works-in-Progress Recitals – Hear individual & small groups of PMP students perform standard repertoire.  Selections vary with each recital and may include movements of concertos, sonatas, and other chamber music; announced from the stage.

 

Tickets are suggested but not required to attend FREE winter residency events. Free early-admission tickets will be available to the public for in-person pick-up in early December in the USF Sarasota-Manatee Rotunda (main entrance).  Tickets can also be purchased online for $5 each; all tickets allow seating 30 minutes prior to event start time.  Non-ticketholders are admitted 15 minutes prior to start time.

Special seating is offered to families with children (first-come basis).

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For more information and a complete schedule of events and program offerings:

www.PMPSuncoast.org  or  941-955-4942


Explorations Contact: Amy Kagan

Phone: 941-955-4942

Email: Amy@PMPSuncoast.org

Website: http://www.PMPSuncoast.org

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