SARASOTA, Fla. (October 2, 2018) –The Perlman Music Program/ Suncoast celebrates the 15th Anniversary Perlman Music Program (“PMP”) Sarasota Winter Residency throughout the fall and winter of the 2018-2019 Season. Since 2003, PMP founder, Toby Perlman, along with her husband, internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, their students, faculty, and staff, have called the Suncoast their wintertime home-away-from-home. Patrons praise the annual Sarasota Winter Residency and Celebration Concert as “highlights of the arts season in Sarasota.” The 15th Anniversary celebrations begin in November.
The season will kick off on Thursday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. with “A History of Klezmer Music to Modern Jazz,” led by local arts and history educator, Baila Miller. This special event will feature a lecture and multi-media presentation focusing on Klezmer music and how it influenced the rise of modern jazz in America. It’s the perfect precursor for anyone attending Itzhak Perlman – In The Fiddler’s House on December 17, or for those interested in learning more about the history of this Jewish music tradition.
A History of Klezmer Music to Modern Jazz
Thursday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m.
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Zell Room, The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life
580 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
On Sunday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m., PMP Alumni: Around Town returns to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Wave Center with string quartet performances featuring PMP alumni Doori Na and Jeremiah Blacklow, violins, Chloe Thominet, viola and Bryan Park, cello.
PMP Alumni: Around Town
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Wave Center
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
PMP/Suncoast presents a 15th Anniversary “Season Preview & Performance” at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing on Monday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. Highlights include a sneak peek into the 15th Anniversary Season, refreshments, and a string quartet performance by PMP Alumni Doori Na and Jeremiah Blacklow, violins, Chloe Thominet, viola and Bryan Park, cello followed by a meet & greet with the artists. Attendees will enjoy an evening of music, mingling, adult beverages, and more!
15th Anniversary – Season Preview & Performance
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240
Tickets: $10 (includes one drink ticket)
On Monday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m., PMP/Suncoast presents the only area appearance of Itzhak Perlman – In the Fiddler’s House – A Night of Klezmer at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Almost twenty-three years have passed since internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, “In the Fiddler’s House.” In this upcoming live performance, Perlman revisits this meaningful and personal project. Joining Mr. Perlman on stage will be Hankus Netsky, Music Director, Saxophone and Piano; Andy Statman, Clarinet and Mandolin; members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band; and other special guests. A limited number of tickets are still available.
Itzhak Perlman – In The Fiddler’s House – A Night of Klezmer
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Tickets: $72 – $152 at the Van Wezel Box Office
941-953-3368 or online at VanWezel.org
Groups 10 or more call: 941-363-2025
The 15th Anniversary Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency takes over the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee beginning December 20, and culminates with the annual Celebration Concert at the Sarasota Opera House on Saturday, January 5. 20+ free musical events will be held in the Performance Tent at USFSM, including orchestra and chorus rehearsals, master classes, and works-in-progress recitals. Free ticket distribution takes place at USFSM Rotunda and other community venues in early December. Details and complete schedule available online in November.
15th Anniversary Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency
December 20, 2018 – January 5, 2019
8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Tickets: Free – $10
15th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Saturday, January 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Tickets: $40, 60 $80 on sale now at the Sarasota Opera House Box Office:
Groups 10 or more ask for Perlman Groups