SARASOTA, Fla. (March 7, 2022) — The Perlman Music Program Suncoast presents PMP Alumni: Around Town featuring the Ariel Quartet on Saturday, April 9 at 7:00pm at Temple Sinai, 4631 S Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL. Tickets are $40 plus a $2 service charge and are available at PerlmanSuncoast.org beginning on Friday, March 11, 2022.
Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide for more than twenty years. It’s members first met in Israel in 1998 when they were just teenagers. In 2000, they officially formed as a quartet in Jerusalem as part of a chamber music class at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School for Music and Dance. According to one of the members: “We used to study for school exams together, but since math didn’t go so well, we decided to stick to music…” In 2003, the Quartet was invited to attend The Perlman Music Program’s inaugural Chamber Music Workshop, and returned to PMP’s Shelter Island Campus every summer throughout the following decade. In 2012, they joined the faculty of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music as its official quartet-in-residence, and in 2013, received the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, granted by Chamber Music America in recognition of artistic achievement and career support.
The Ariel Quartet first visited the Suncoast in 2009 to present education outreach programs in Sarasota and Manatee schools. During the 2013-2014 season, the Quartet – its members not even 30 years old – delighted audiences with a rare performance of the complete cycle of Beethoven String Quartets, presented in six concerts over three months. They returned for a concert at the Sarasota Opera House in 2015 and their last live performance in the area was at the Venice Performing Arts Center in 2016. In 2021, we presented a virtual recital featuring the Quartet as part of our PMP Alumni: At Home series. We are excited that these incredibly talented young musicians will be returning to Sarasota for live performances in April.
Repertoire for the evening will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, (“Harp”) and Béla Bartók’s String Quartet No. 5.
The Perlman Music Program Suncoast presents
PMP Alumni: Around Town featuring the Ariel Quartet
Saturday, April 9 at 7:00pm
Temple Sinai, 4631 S Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL
Tickets: $40 (plus a $2 service charge) – on sale Friday, March 11
Perlman Suncoast will be following #SafeArtsSarasota protocols for all events. Our Health and Safety Guidelines are available at PerlmanSuncoast.org/health-and-safety-guidelines.
About The Perlman Music Program Suncoast
The Perlman Music Program Suncoast cultivates, educates and inspires 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, PMP Alumni: Around Town, PMP Alumni: At Home, and PMP Alumni: In Schools. 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.
For more information, visit PerlmanSuncoast.org.