Mariella Haubs and Hannah Tarley, violins; Bethany Hargreaves, viola; and Arlen Hlusko, cello perform at The Ringling, April 2017
Doori Na and Siwoo Kim, violins, Caeli Smith, viola and Nico Olarte-Hayes, cello perform at Chagall Nights at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, May 2017

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Community Outreach Events

Throughout the season, PMP/Suncoast brings alumni of The Perlman Music Program, now professional musicians, into community venues with a goal of providing as many people as possible with access to world-class musical performances. Hand-picked by Toby and Itzhak Perlman, these PMP alumni are truly celebrated young concert artists. Free and low-cost performances in Sarasota and Manatee counties reach more than 2,000 each year at venues including: retirement centers, local arts organizations, community club houses, social service providers, restaurants, galleries, private homes, and more. This program helps to create new audiences for the next generation of concert artists that trained through PMP as well as provide individuals and families with extraordinary access to unique musical experiences.
PMP Alumni: Around Town is presented through the generous contributions of PMP/Suncoast sponsors and the individual venues.
PMP Alumni: Around Town and PMP Alumni: In Schools performances take place during multi-day visits by PMP Alumni chamber ensembles.

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Sean Lee, violin and Peter Dugan, piano perform Bach to Jazz at the Tent, December 2017
Bethany Hargreaves demonstrates the viola to two little girls at a Petting Zoo at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, April 2017

November 2017

Artists & Their Art
Friday, November 3 at 5:30pm at Ringling College of Art & Design
Coffee & Quartet
Sunday, November 5 at 6:00pm at The Harvest Sarasota
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Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00pm at Manatee Technical College

Omer Quartet

Comprising violinists Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violist Jinsun Hong, and cellist Alex Cox, the Omer Quartet is a leader among today’s young string quartets. Top prizewinners of the XI Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, the Trondheim Competition in Norway, the Bordeaux International Competition in France, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has been praised for playing with a “sense of discovery and adventure, but also with considerable finesse.” Read more.

February 2018

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Wednesday, February 21 at 2:00pm at Temple Beth Israel (private event)
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Thursday, February 22 at 7:00pm at The WAVE Center, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
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Sunday, February 25 at 4:00pm at The Jewish Club at Lakewood Ranch (private event)
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Sunday, February 25 at 7:00pm at Grand Bay (private event)

February Alumni Bios

Violinist Yuri Namkung has performed in venues throughout the country and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Born in Seattle, Washington, she made early debuts with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and Greenville Symphony in South Carolina. Read more.

Polish violinist Magdalena Filipczak has performed throughout the US, UK, Canada and South America in such venues as Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Carnegie Hall. She has performed with the Het Concertgebouw, Tallinn Philharmonic and Cracow Philharmonic. Read more.

Hailed by the Strad Magazine for his "mellow tone and jovial playing," Andrew Gonzalez is a soloist and chamber musician based in New York. He has collaborated with world-class artists including Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Schmuel Ashkenasi and Nobuko Imai, as well as members of the Orion and Cleveland Quartets. Read more.

Cellist Jia Kim, chosen as recipient of the prestigious 2017 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund in its 10th and final year, began her cello studies at the age of ten in Korea where she has won first place in the Korean Music Association Competition, the National Symphony Orchestra Competition of Korea and the Young Musician Foundation's National Debut Concerto Competition. Read more.

March 2018

 PMP Alumni: Around Town
Wednsday, March 14 from 6:00 - 9:00pm - Warhol Nights at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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Thursday, March 15 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm at Historic Spanish Point
 PMP Alumni: Around Town
Sunday, March 18 at 4:00pm at The Harvest Sarasota

March Alumni Bios

A native of North Carolina, violinist Amelia Dietrich recently graduated from the Colburn Conservatory where she studied with Robert Lipsett. She is currently a Juilliard first year Master’s student of Ida Kavafian. Read more.

American violinist Hannah Tarley began playing the violin at age two. She has since been a soloist with orchestras such as the Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Symphony Parnassus, Narva City Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Soloists, and San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra. Read more.

Violist Bethany Hargreaves, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has recently made solo appearances in Cleveland, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated in concert with members of the Brentano Quartet, Cavani Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, as well as Itzhak Perlman. Read more.

Nova Scotia native cellist, Denise Ro, has recently completed her studies at the University of Texas at Austin. An avid chamber musician, engagements have included performances at the Aspen Music Festival, The Perlman Music Program, and Kneisel Hall. Read more.

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