SARASOTA, Fla. (August 3, 2017) — The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast announces the fifth annual Super Strings program, offering young Florida string players, ages 8-18, the unique opportunity to play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K.525, movement 1, side-by-side, with The Perlman Music Program (PMP) String Orchestra under the baton of internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman. This will be the first year Super Strings invites musicians who play violin, viola, cello or bass to audition for the program.
Super Strings is presented as part of a public orchestra rehearsal during The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency, taking place December 21, 2017 through January 6, 2018 on the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee in Sarasota. Preparatory workshops and rehearsals led by local music faculty will be held in advance of the performance to help support participating musicians.
• Deadline to submit application: Wednesday, September 13 (or postmarked by Monday,
• Invitation to participate: First week in October
• Workshop and parent/student orientation: Saturday, October 28
• Dress rehearsal and performance date: (Friday, December 29 or Saturday, December 30)
Anyone wishing to apply for the Super Strings program should visit www.PMPSuncoast.org/superstrings or call 941-955-4942.
The 2017-2018 Super Strings program is made possible in part by the Woman’s Exchange, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs, and in partnership with USF Sarasota-Manatee.
About The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Inc. was formally established in May 2008 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to provide a permanent home for The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency, following four years of affiliation with other performing arts organizations. Founded by Toby Perlman, wife of internationally acclaimed concert violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, and based in New York, PMP augments its summer school and travel residency programs each December with a 17-day winter residency, providing valuable mentoring and performance opportunities for young string musicians, ages 12-20+, and offering approximately 20 free musical events to community audiences on the campus of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. This year’s PMP Sarasota Winter Residency runs December 21, 2017 through January 6, 2018. For more information, visit PMPSuncoast.org.
In addition, during the year, 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.