Free Concert by the Ariel Quartet
As part of The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast's new "Emerging Artists Performance Series," the Ariel Quartet will perform a free concert, Tuesday, February 26, 7 p.m., at the Beatrice Freidman Theater at The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, 580 Macintosh Road in Sarasota. The event is free with registration. For seats, visit www.jfedsrq.org/events.aspx for more information or call 941-371-4546.
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast was established in May 2008 as an independent non-profit organization with the mission to provide operational stability and funding support for a permanent Sarasota winter residency for The Perlman Music Program. Founded by Toby Perlman, and with world-renowned faculty members led by her husband, internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, The Perlman Music Program augments its six-week summer program in Shelter Island, NY, with a two-week intensive winter residency each December in Sarasota. The residency provides valuable mentoring and performance opportunities for young string musicians, ages 12-20, and a rich opportunity for community audiences to experience the magic of musical mentoring during more than 20 free events on the University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee campus. The program culminates with a “Celebration Concert,” featuring Itzhak Perlman directing the PMP String Orchestra.
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast expanded its program offerings to include a year-round Education Outreach Program, which brings PMP alumni, who are now professional musicians, into elementary, middle and high schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties. These curriculum-based, in-school experiences include interactive performances and hands-on training for students and teachers. These acclaimed musicians also present free concerts throughout the year as part of PMP/Suncoast's Emerging Artists Performance Series. For more information, visit www.PMPSuncoast.org.