Strings in the Garden

The Perlman Music Program Suncoast presents “Strings in the Garden” A Special Evening with the Ariel Quartet at Michael’s on the Bay

To celebrate the patronage and generous support it receives from the community, Perlman Suncoast invites the public to this springtime special event featuring the world-renowned Ariel Quartet. “Strings in the Garden,” at Michael’s on the Bay, commences at 6:30pm with wine, champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres served on the outdoor terrace and on the patio below, with unobstructed views of Selby’s gardens and the sun setting over the bay. Guests will then be seated in the ballroom for a private performance by the Ariel Quartet at 7:30pm.  A dessert reception will follow the concert, where guests may meet and mingle with the artists and with each other.

Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide for more than twenty years. It’s members first met in Israel in 1998 when they were just teenagers. In 2000, they officially formed as a quartet in Jerusalem as part of a chamber music class at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School for Music and Dance. According to one of the members: “We used to study for school exams together, but since math didn’t go so well, we decided to stick to music…” In 2003, the Quartet was invited to attend The Perlman Music Program’s inaugural Chamber Music Workshop, and returned to PMP’s Shelter Island Campus every summer throughout the following decade.  In 2012, they joined the faculty of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music as its official quartet-in-residence, and in 2013, received the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, granted by Chamber Music America in recognition of artistic achievement and career support.

The Ariel Quartet first visited the Suncoast in 2009 to present education outreach programs in Sarasota and Manatee schools.  During the 2013-2014 season, the Quartet – its members not even 30 years old – delighted audiences with a rare performance of the complete cycle of Beethoven String Quartets, presented in six concerts over three months. They returned for a concert at the Sarasota Opera House in 2015 and their last liveperformance in the area was at the Venice Performing Arts Center in 2016.

Repertoire for the evening will include Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade for String Quartet, and selections from Beethoven, Bartok and Dvorak string quartets.

Strings in the Garden

The Perlman Music Program Suncoast presents “Strings in the Garden”

A Special Evening with the Ariel Quartet

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Michael’s on the Bay at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL

6:30pm | Wine, Champagne and Hors d’oeuvres

7:30pm | Concert with the Ariel Quartet

8:30pm | Dessert Reception with the Artists

Tickets: $125 on sale Friday, March 11 at Perlman Suncoast

About The Perlman Music Program Suncoast
The Perlman Music Program Suncoast cultivates, educates and inspires audiences of all ages through classical music performances and education outreach programs, including hosting the annual Perlman Music Program Winter Residency on the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus, PMP Alumni: Around Town, PMP Alumni: At Home, and PMP Alumni: In Schools. Through its relationship with PMP, founded by Toby Perlman, and with a world-renowned faculty, including internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, Perlman Suncoast offers the public the unique opportunity to witness the talent and spirit of extraordinarily gifted and promising young string students and accomplished graduates.

For more information, visit Perlman Suncoast.

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