Toby and Itzhak Perlman Return to the Florida Suncoast

Toby and Itzhak Perlman Return to the Florida Suncoast

Most events take place in a heated performance tent on the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243. The complete PMP Sarasota Winter Residency schedule and tickets are available online at

The Perlman Music Program in Sarasota, FLFounded in New York by Toby Perlman in 1994, The Perlman Music Program (PMP) offers unparalleled musical training for students ages 12 and up, who play the violin, viola, cello, bass and piano. With a faculty led by Itzhak Perlman and comprising some of the most gifted musical talents of our time, the Program offers an artistic and personal experience that changes students’ lives forever.

For over two weeks, PMP students, faculty and staff take over the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee for intensive training and development. The public is invited to attend 20+ FREE orchestra and chorus rehearsals, master classes, works-in-progress recitals, as well as special ticketed events.

Free Events

Orchestra Rehearsals: Audience members witness “stop and go” rehearsal techniques under the baton of Itzhak Perlman in addition to hearing his comments as he wears a microphone throughout each rehearsal.

Chorus Rehearsals: Observe rehearsals of the PMP chorus comprised of PMP students, PMP faculty members, and select community male voices under the direction of Chorus Master Patrick Romano.

Master Classes: See PMP faculty working one-on-one with individual PMP students. Master classes are public settings most accurately portraying PMP private lessons and closed studio class experiences.

Works-in-Progress Recitals: Works-in-Progress (“WIP”) Student Recitals are a signature ingredient of the PMP curriculum, where performers are encouraged to take artistic risks and explore their musical voice with the full support of their teachers and peers. Selections vary with each recital and may include movements of concertos, sonatas, and other chamber music; announced from the stage.

All FREE events in the Performance Tent are general admission. Paper and e-tickets ($7.50 fee) for free events provide access to a first-come, first serve reserved seating section in the Performance Tent.


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Special Ticketed Events

Super Strings and Orchestra Rehearsal

December 28, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

Super Strings features 45 violin, viola, cello and bass players, ages 10-18 from 15 counties across Florida, performing the 1st movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s String Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major, side-by-side with PMP students under the baton of Itzhak Perlman.

Tickets: $10.00


Chamber Music Student Recital

January 2, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.

Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34239

Small groups of PMP students perform masterworks of the chamber music repertoire.

Tickets: $10.00


Celebration Concert

January 4, 2020 at 5:00pm

Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

The highlight of the PMP Sarasota Winter Residency, the Celebration Concert features Itzhak Perlman conducting the PMP String Orchestra and Patrick Romano leading the PMP Chorus.

Tickets: $40, $60, $80 – Groups of 10 or more save 10%.

To order, call 941-328-1300 or visit


Paper tickets for free events as well special paid events will distributed at five locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties from December 4 – 9, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm each day as follows:

Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

USF Sarasota-Manatee Rotunda

8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

Friday, December 6 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Manatee Community Foundation

2820 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Saturday, December 7 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Violin Shop Sarasota

1407 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Sunday, December 8 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Market at Lakewood Ranch

8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Monday, December 9 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Exchange

539 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

E-Tickets for free ($7.50 fee) and special events are also available at


The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast is also excited to announce its partnership with five area hotels offering special discounted rates for stays during the PMP Sarasota Winter Residency. Rates and deadlines vary. Details at

The 2019-2020 Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; The Exchange, Inc.; The Jewish Federation Sarasota-Manatee; Community Foundation of Sarasota County; the Kessler Foundation; Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen; and in partnership with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

About The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (Perlman Suncoast) cultivates audiences of all ages through classical music performances and education outreach programs, including hosting the PMP Sarasota Winter Residency and presenting PMP Alumni: Around Town, and PMP Alumni: In Schools. Through its relationship with The Perlman Music Program (PMP), founded by Toby Perlman and with a world-renown faculty, including internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, PMP/Suncoast offers the public the unique opportunity to witness the talent and spirit of extraordinarily gifted and promising young string students and accomplished graduates.

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