SARASOTA — Individual tickets for The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast’s “Hear and Now Concert Series” go on sale Monday, September 15 at the Sarasota Opera House Box Office. The three-concert series will feature some of classical music’s youngest talent. On December 4, the series will kick off by featuring two Perlman Music Program alumni, violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist, David Kaplan.
|Rachel Lee Priday|
Priday, a Chicago native and Harvard University graduate, began playing the violin at the age of four. She’s been a solo violinist in many notable orchestras including the Boston Pops, Chicago and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Kaplan, a Co-Artistic Director of Lyrica Chamber Music based in New Jersey, has played in cities from Los Angeles to Barcelona. He studied at the Yale School of Music and is known for his “enthusiasm for contemporary works."
On Saturday, January 3, 2015, world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman will conduct the Perlman Music Program’s string orchestra in The Celebration Concert. Perlman has played all over the world and is known for notable works such as the violin theme for “Schindler’s List.” Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Perlman hit the American scene when he played on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. His career spans over 40 years.
The final concert will welcome the Ariel Quartet on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The foursome most recently performed Beethoven’s complete cycle of works. The group is originally from Israel.
Perlman’s wife Toby founded the Perlman Music Program in 1994. Its mission is to bring classical musicians, ranging in ages from 12-18, together to be encouraged, taught, and nurtured by some of classical music’s top talent. Students come from all over the world to participate in one of the five yearly musical programs.
All performances will be held at the Sarasota Opera House, located at 61 N. Pineapple Ave,
Sarasota, FL. Individual tickets start at $30. For more info, contact the box office at 941-366-8450, Ext 1 or visit www.PMPSuncoast.org.
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