PMP/Suncoast presents String Quartet Performances by Graduates of The Perlman Music Program April 4 and 7

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PMP/Suncoast presents String Quartet Performances by Graduates of The Perlman Music Program April 4 and 7
SARASOTA, Fla.(March 22, 2019) —The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast presents the final PMP Alumni: Around Town performances of the season, featuring graduates of The Perlman Music Program (“PMP”), on April 4 and 7, 2019.
Returning to Sarasota, following recitals at this past PMP Sarasota Winter Residency, April’s PMP Alumni String Quartet features violinists KJ McDonaldand Rinat Erlichman, violist Hannah Geisinger,and cellist Derek Louie. Performances include:
Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Historic Spanish Point – Visitor’s Center
337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Tickets: $15
Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Beatrice Friedman Theater
The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life
582 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota 34232
Tickets: Adults $15; Under 18 FREE
Tickets may be purchased online at PMPSuncoast.orgor by calling 941-955-4942.
KJ McDonald, Violin
Kenneth (KJ) McDonald is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. In 2013, KJ established the Clemens Quartet which won First Place Prizes in the 2013 California VOCE and 2015 ENKOR competitions. Read more!
Rinat Erlichman, Violin
Rinat Erlichman is a sophomore at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. She began studying violin at the age of seven at the Merhavim Conservatory in the Negev, Israel, and has performed recitals in Paris, London and Israel, including as a soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. Read more!
Hannah Geisinger, Viola
Hannah Geisinger is currently pursuing a bachelor’s and master’s degree in performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Paul Neubauer and Roger Tapping. An avid chamber musician, she is currently the violist in the Azure String Quartet and was selected to be in Juilliard’s Honors Chamber Music Program. Read more!
Derek Louie, Cello
Derek Louie is a second year undergraduate at The Juilliard School, studying with Joel Krosnick. He’s been a prize winner in several competitions including grand prize in the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists. Derek has soloed with orchestras, including the New York Chamber Players and the Bergen Philharmonic. Read more!
PMP Alumni: Around Town is sponsored in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Williams Parker, Violin Shop Sarasota, The Exchange, Inc., Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, and in partnership with University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
About The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast) cultivates audiences of all ages through classical music performances and education outreach programs, including hosting the annual Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency on the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee. Through its relationship with PMP, founded by Toby Perlman and with a world-renown faculty, including internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, PMP/Suncoast offers the public the unique opportunity to witness the talent and spirit of extraordinarily gifted and promising young string students and accomplished graduates.
Throughout the season, PMP/Suncoast brings alumni of PMP, now professional musicians, to our area for educational and outreach programs. PMP Alumni: In Schools takes the musicians into elementary, middle and high schools, as well as special needs schools, in Sarasota and Manatee counties to educate and interact with students and teachers. PMP Alumni: Around Town offers free or low-cost PMP alumni performances and events to people of all ages at local community venues.
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast | 941-955-4942 | PMPSuncoast.org
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