SARASOTA (December 6, 2012) – From December 20, 2012 to January 5, 2013, the Perlman Music Program/Suncoast will hold its Sarasota Winter Residency at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Toby Perlman, wife of renowned concert violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, founded the residency program to offer students life-changing musical training. Students from around the globe, aged 12 to 20+, receive unparalleled instruction from Mr. Perlman and internationally acclaimed music faculty. The public residency events include orchestra and chorus rehearsals, individual recitals and viola and cello master classes. The Perlmans, PMP students and faculty participate in question and answer sessions following many of these events.
“It is such a pleasure to host this wonderful program on our campus,” said Dr. Arthur Guilford, regional chancellor. “The Perlman Music Program showcases talented students and is an extraordinary opportunity for our community.”
Free tickets will be available to the public through December 10, 2012 (excluding Sunday) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in USF Sarasota-Manatee’s main rotunda. Tickets are also available through the Perlman Music Program’s website, PMPSuncoast.org, for a $5 online processing fee. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; free tickets may be available on campus 15 minutes before each event.
The full schedule of events is below. Unless otherwise indicated, all events are located in a heated tent at USF Sarasota-Manatee: 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Winter Residency Event Schedule
Sunday, December 23 – Student Recital (7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 26 – Chorus Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.), Orchestra Rehearsal (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, December 27 – Chorus Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.), Student Recital (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, December 28 – Cello Master Class (11:00 a.m.), Chorus Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.), Orchestra Rehearsal (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, December 29 – Student Recital (7:00 p.m.) at Harvest United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 30 – Chorus Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.), Orchestra Rehearsal (7:00 p.m.)
Monday, December 31 – Student Recital (6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, January 2 – Viola Master Class (11:00 a.m.), Chorus Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.), Student Recital (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, January 3 – Cello Master Class (11:00 a.m.), Orchestra Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.), Student Recital (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, January 4 – Kids’ Day / Orchestra Rehearsal (3:30 p.m.), Chorus Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.), Student Recital (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 5 at 5:00 p.m. – Celebration Concert at Sarasota Opera House
**Tickets are priced $40, $60 and $80 and are available through the Sarasota Opera House box office (941-366-8450) or through PMPSuncoast.org. Student and teacher rush tickets are available one hour before the concert for $10.
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