Violinist Andrea Segar performs at Bachtoberfest, a PMP/Suncoast fundraiser held at SAS Mercantile in Oct 2015.
Cellist Jia Kim and violinists Michelle Ross & Areta Zhulla give an educational performance to the After School Program at Girls Inc. in Nov 2015.

PMP Alumni: Around Town

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.

2017-2018 PMP Alumni: Around Town

Violinist Sean Lee answers questions following a performance at the University Park Country Club in Nov 2015.
Cellist Jia Kim and violinists Michelle Ross & Areta Zhulla perform for the residents of Kobernick - Anchin - Benderson senior community in Nov 2015.

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
PMP Alumni: Around Town
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.” Fresh out of Boston, having just completed a graduate residency at the New England Conservatory, they are currently the Doctoral Fellowship String Quartet in residence at the University of Maryland. Read more.

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2017-2018 Sponsors

PMP Alumni: Around Town