Bringing talented musicians to the Suncoast
Since 2004, The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP) has partnered with USF Sarasota-Manatee to host the Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency, a 17-day music training program led by PMP founder Toby Perlman and her husband,world-renownedd violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman. This program offers students of exceptional talent, ages 12 to 20+ from around the world, life-changing musical training through an intensive program for violin, viola, cello and bass players.
“USFSM considers itself incredibly lucky to serve as ‘home’ to the Perlman Music Program/Suncoast”
More than 6,000 residents from Sarasota, Manatee and surrounding counties enjoy more than 20 free and low-cost musical experiences in the performance tent on USFSM’s campus and enjoy hearing Perlman work directly with the PMP String Orchestra.
PMP/Suncoast Board of Trustees Chair Fran Lambert noted,
“The PMP Sarasota Winter Residency offers a unique learning and musical experience for students and residents alike. Audience members get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the training of these world-class musicians, attending orchestra rehearsals, master classes, works-in-progress student recitals and more. The residency culminates with the Celebration Concert at the Sarasota Opera House, with Itzhak Perlman conducting the PMP String Orchestra and Patrick Romano leading the PMP Chorus. The residency is an amazing classical music experience that PMP/Suncoast would not be able to do without the support of the university. We are thrilled and honored to call USFSM ‘home.’”
“USFSM considers itself incredibly lucky to serve as ‘home’ to the Perlman Music Program/Suncoast,” said Regional Chancellor Karen Holbrook, PhD. “Anyone who appreciates music will leave a PMP concert enriched; I invite everyone to the USFSM campus to attend one of the amazing Perlman concerts during the Winter Residency.”