The Perlman Music Program (PMP) returns to the Suncoast December 22 through January 7 for a 17-day intensive Winter Residency led by founder Toby Perlman, acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman and a world-renowned faculty

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The 2016-2017 Perlman Music Program
Sarasota Winter Residency Schedule is Here!
The Perlman Music Program (PMP) returns to the Suncoast December 22 through January 7 for a 17-day intensive Winter Residency led by founder Toby Perlman, acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman and a world-renowned faculty. Presented by The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, the annual Winter Residency in Sarasota and Manatee counties provides valuable mentoring and performance opportunities for young, international string musicians ages 12-22+ and provides a unique opportunity for audiences to experience the magic of musical mentoring.

From December 24, 2016 through January 7, 2017 you can enjoy more than 15 musical events, FREE OF CHARGE, including orchestra and chorus rehearsals, master classes, and works-in-progress student recitals. All performances are held in a heated tent located in the courtyard at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

This year’s PMP Sarasota Winter Residency also includes four ticketed Special Events:
Friday, December 30: Super Strings and Orchestra Rehearsal
A favorite among audiences, Super Strings features young Florida violinists, ages 9-16, who auditioned for the opportunity to perform with Itzhak Perlman and the PMP String Orchestra. This year’s piece is the third movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor. Super Strings will be followed by the first Orchestra rehearsal of the Winter Residency.
Thursday, January 5: Celebration Concert
The highlight of the Winter Residency features Itzhak Perlman conducting the PMP String Orchestra and Chorus Master Patrick Romano leading the PMP Chorus. This annual event celebrates the training and development of the PMP students throughout their 17-day residency.
Tickets: $40, $60 and $80
Friday, January 6: It’s A Wrap – Fundraising Party in the Performance Tent
This casual and fun event, celebrating the last event in the tent, will include a silent auction, food trucks and beer and wine, followed by a Chamber Music Works-In-Progress Recital.
Tickets: $10
Saturday, January 7: Works-In-Progress Student Recital
Close out the Winter Residency with the final event of the season – a Works-In-Progress Student Recital held indoors in the intimate setting of Neel Performing Arts Center, State College of Florida.
Tickets: $10

For a complete PMP Sarasota Winter Residency Schedule CLICK HERE

For a Printer Friendly Schedule (PDF) CLICK HERE

Be sure to scroll down to see how becoming a PMP/Suncoast Member or Sponsor can make your
PMP Sarasota Winter Residency experience even more rewarding!

Tickets for early entrance to all free PMP Sarasota Winter Residency events in the Performance Tent will be distributed Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 3.*

December 1 – 3 from 10am – 2pm
USF Sarasota-Manatee – Rotunda
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
For a map and directions to USFSM, CLICK HERE
December 2 from 6pm – 9pm
Dabbert Gallery, 76 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
As part of the Palm Avenue First Friday Gallery Walk
For a map and directions to Dabbert Gallery, CLICK HERE.

* Tickets allow early entry into the Performance Tent beginning 30 minutes prior to each event start time. A maximum of six (6) early entry Free tickets are allowed per person (in-person pick-up only). Non-ticket holders are admitted 15 minutes prior to event start time. If you miss the distribution of Free tickets, E-tickets @ $7.50 each will be available beginning December 1 at


Tickets for the Celebration Concert at the Sarasota Opera House are on sale NOW!
Buy tickets ONLINE or call 941-328-1300.

Tickets on sale beginning December 1 for Super Strings, December 30; It’s A Wrap, January 6; and Works-In-Progress Student Recital at Neel Performing Arts Center.  To purchase tickets visit

It’s Not Too Late To Become a PMP/Suncoast Member or Sponsor.
Unique Opportunities and Experiences are Calling Your Name!
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  • EARLY ENTRANCE (beginning 30 minutes prior to event start time) for daily Winter Residency musical events.
  • NO LIMIT to the number of musical events members may attend

    (Note: Celebration Concert & Dinner tickets are not included with Member benefitssee below for Sponsor benefits!).

  • Access to cushioned seating section in the performance tent (with lanyard).
  • Special invitation to the Ice Cream Social with PMP students and faculty.
  • Advanced access to free event schedule and special ticket offers.
  • And more, based upon Membership level.


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All of the above, plus:
  • Celebration Concert & Event Under the Tent tickets (included with your Sponsorship!).
    Enjoy premium concert seats followed by cocktails and dinner with the PMP Students, PMP Faculty and Itzhak and Toby Perlman in a fun and festive setting!
  • VIP Lanyards for all free Winter Residency Events. (A limited number of complimentary tickets for ticketed events are available upon request.)
  • NEW – Invitations to PMP Alumni Receptions throughout the year.
  • Recognition in the PMP Sarasota Winter Residency Program Book.
  • And more, based upon Sponsorship level!
The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency is  presented in partnership with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The Celebration Concert and all PMP/Suncoast Classic & Classical events are sponsored in part by Sarasota County Tourism Development Tax Revenues.

Thank you to our 2016-2017 Season media sponsors!
The Observer Group
SRQ Media
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Its mission is to encourage artistic development and camaraderie among young international string musicians via a nurturing, non-competitive and world-renowned music education program. PMP/Suncoast ensures its continued growth and viability through cultivating regional and national participation and support by offering premier cultural and educational outreach programs, world-class performances, and events in Sarasota and its surrounding communities.
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