PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM SHAVOUT 5776 CONCERT at JEWISH CENTER OF THE HAMPTONS.
By Janet Lehr
The Perlman Music Program (PMP) 20th anniversary celebration was held at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Shavout 5776. It was a celebration of “Toby’s Dream” of bringing Concerts, Master Classes, Open Rehearsals, and Family Events to worthy musicians and the public, begun 20 years ago. The Perlman Music program (PMP) was founded by Toby Perlman in 1996.
PMP continues to grow and develop into one of the leading summer chamber music programs of its kind. Devoted entirely to the study of great chamber works, the program brings together legendary artist-faculty and young artist participants for two and a half weeks of intense rehearsals, master classes, joyous sight reading sessions, and electrifying performances.
The Perlman Music Program has emerged into a total education program which welcomes gifted young students of the violin, viola, cello and bass into its richly supportive musical community. Approximately 40 musicians from around the world, ages 12-18, come together each summer for a seven-week program on their beautiful waterfront campus on Shelter Island, New York, where each student is encouraged to take risks and discover their individual voice.
PMP’s world-class faculty, led by Itzhak Perlman, offers a curriculum of solo, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire at the highest level.
The Chorus was the climax of an exceptional Chamber Music Program held this past Sunday at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, which included the W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in G Minor, the A. Dvorak Piano Trio in E Minor, a thrilling rendition of the exceptional late D. Shostokovich Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67; along with works by Schubert and Mendelssohn, and the magnificent concluding Chorus.
The program at the Jewish Center was a perfect studious and joyous celebration, held on the Jewish Holiday of Shavout, this year being 5776 in the Hebrew calendar; a Holiday celebrated annually, commemorating the date that Moses and the Jewish People received the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai.
Perlman Music Program Dates to note:
July 4: Annual Faculty Concert FREE for the East End community
July 12 Sat, at 5:30 pm on the PMP Campus/Stars, Stripes & Strings: An Independence Day Musical Celebration
July 13: Annual Family Concert for classical music lovers of all ages, and Instrument Petting Zoo on the PMP Campus
July 31 Thu, at 7:30 pm at Southold High School; Orchestra and Chorus Concert
August 2 in East Hampton: 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday
6 pm Cocktail Reception
7 pm Celebration Concert The PMP String Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano
featuring the Ariel String Quartet and other special guests to be announced.
8 pm Gala Dinner and Auction
August 22, 29, 30: Alumni Recitals at the Clark Arts Center Chamber Music Concerts
FREE and Open to the Public. The two and a half week Workshop culminates with a magnificent weekend of chamber music performed by CMW young artist
participants at the Clark Arts Center.
Reservations required, call 212.877.5045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Clark Arts Center, PMP Campus, 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, NY, 11965.
Contact for further information on PMP 917.882.6257; email@example.com