Thursday, December 8, at the Sarasota Opera House
The New York Times praises this inspiring, young
violinist and PMP alum for his “exquisite tone and sheer virtuosity.”
His recently released album “Roots”, a celebration of African-American music, pays homage to the pioneering artists that paved the way for him and other artists of color.
“Randall Goosby plays like an angel with nothing to prove.” (L.A. Times)
(October 18, 2022) “For me, personally, music has been a way to inspire others,” says 26
–year-old violinist and Perlman Music Program alum, Randall Goosby. Regional audiences will have the rare opportunity to see this highly acclaimed performer, accompanied by pianist Zhu Wang, as part of The Perlman Music Program Suncoast’s “An Evening with Randall Goosby,” Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota. Tickets are $40-80 per person and go on sale Oct 20 online at https://tickets.sarasotaopera.org/6059/6060 or at the Sarasota Opera House box office.
The concert’s program features Deux Morceaux pour Violin et Piano by Lili Boulanger; Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2; Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still; and Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9. The program is subject to change.
Randall Goosby joined The Perlman Music Program (PMP) at the age of 15. Before this, he made his debut with the Jacksonville Symphony at age nine, and at 13 became the youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition. Goosby has since performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and New World Symphony. He is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, and to bring the music of under-represented composers to light. Goosby’s 2021 critically acclaimed debut album, “Roots,” explores the evolution of African American music—from the spiritual through to present-day composition—paying homage to the pioneering artists that paved the way for him and other artists of color. Goosby earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Juilliard School, and recently received an Artist Diploma there, studying under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. Visit RandallGoosby.com.
Praised by The New York Times as “a superb pianist,” Zhu Wang’s engaging performances exhibit a remarkable depth of lyricism and poise. His 2021 Carnegie Hall debut recital was named “Best of 2021” by Anthony Tommasini in The New York Times. As the Winner of 2020 Young Concert Artists International Audition, he was awarded the Stern Young Artist Development Award and continues to show his artistry as a charismatic soloist and an exceptional chamber musician. Wang holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School and is pursuing his Artist Diploma at Curtis Institute of Music. Visit ZhuWangPiano.com.
“We are thrilled to welcome Randall back to Sarasota,” says Lisa Berger, executive director of Perlman Suncoast. “Many of us remember this extraordinary young man during his years attending the PMP Winter Residency. Seeing him now as an accomplished and recognized artist is a testament to The Perlman Music Program and a joyful reunion for local audiences.”
Perlman Suncoast’s 2022-2023 Season at a Glance
PMP Winter Residency
December 28-January 7
The PMP Winter Residency offers unparalleled musical training for gifted students ages 12-18 who play the violin, viola, cello and bass. PMP’s world-class faculty, led by Itzhak Perlman, oversees a curriculum of solo, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire at the highest level. The public is invited to watch these orchestra and chorus rehearsals and works-in-progress recitals in a performance tent on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.
- Tent Rehearsals, Works in Progress, and Recitals: December 29-January 7 on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Non-reserved seats are free to the public; reserved and VIP seats are also available. The Winter Residency’s daily schedule will be available at www.PerlmanSuncoast.org in November.
- Celebration Concert: January 5 at the Sarasota Opera House. Tickets are $40 to $80 and will be available for purchase starting October 20 by calling Sarasota Opera House’s box office at 941-328-1300 or at www.sarasotaopera.org.
Celebration Gala: January 5 in the tent on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. The evening includes dinner and entertainment with PMP students, faculty and the Perlmans. Tickets are $250 per person and will be available for purchase starting October 20 at www.PerlmanSuncoast.org.
PMP Alumni: Special Events
“Violins and Hope with Violinist Niv Ashkenazi and Pianist Matthew Graybil
November 16, 7 p.m., at Michael’s On East
With a surviving Holocaust violin, violinist and PMP alum Niv Ashkenazi will perform selections from his album, “Niv Ashkenazi: Violins of Hope,” along with pianist and PMP alum Matthew Graybil. The event also features a presentation by author and photographer, Daniel Levin, followed by a dessert reception. Individual tickets are now on sale at www.PerlmanSuncoast.org.
An Evening with Violinist Randall Goosby
Accompanied by Collaborator Pianist Zhu Wang
December 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Sarasota Opera House
The fast-rising, 26
–year-old star violinist and PMP alum is praised for his “exquisite tone and sheer virtuosity” (New York Times), and “plays like an angel with nothing to prove” (Los Angeles Times). Last year, the artist put out his critically acclaimed album, “Roots,” spotlighting music by African-American composers. Goosby will perform with pianist Zhu Wang in this rare special performance. Tickets will be available for purchase starting October 20 at the Sarasota Opera House’s box office.
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, 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.