SARASOTA, Fla. (September 18, 2020) — The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (“Perlman Suncoast”) regrets to announce that it will not be feasible to present the annual PMP Winter Residency and Celebration Concert this Season. “The health and safety of our staff and the community is our first priority,” said Fran Lambert, Perlman Suncoast Board President. “While we are not able to substitute the musical events and experiences everyone has grown to love each winter, we are working on some special programming for the holiday season that we hope will continue to educate and inspire – from the comfort of your own home.”
Amidst the pandemic, Perlman Suncoast is forging ahead with its 2020-2021 Season by presenting PMP Alumni: At Home, a series of free virtual concerts featuring alumni of The Perlman Music Program. Throughout the Season, Perlman Suncoast will engage audiences with performances that can be viewed online at PerlmanSuncoast.org and on the Perlman Suncoast YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/WEGyj071jBQ.
The Perlman Music Program alumni are professional musicians, many of whom hold leadership positions among renowned orchestras and faculties. The premiere presentation of PMP Alumni: At Home,available to view online now, will feature violinist Max Tan, with pianist Mackenzie Melemed, performing repertoire by Franz Schubert. Praised as “eloquent” by The New York Times and a “warmly rhapsodic player” by The Boston Globe, violinist Max Tan attended The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island, the Winter Residency in Sarasota-Manatee, and today performs as a member of the Sarasota Orchestra.
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About The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast cultivates audiences of all ages through classical music performances and education outreach programs, including hosting the annual Perlman Music Program Winter Residency on the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus. Through its relationship with PMP, founded by Toby Perlman, and with a world-renowned faculty, including internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, Perlman Suncoast offers the public the unique opportunity to witness the talent and spirit of extraordinarily gifted and promising young string students and accomplished graduates.