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The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast presents this Season’s First Live PMP Alumni

Violinist Max Tan
Marisa Gupta

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast is excited to announce its first live PMP Alumni: Around Town presentation of the Season with the premiere of Ysaÿe & the Organ featuring Max Tan, violin; Marisa Gupta, piano; and Chris Chen, organ on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm at Saint Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key.

Perlman Music violin
Max Tan

Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), often referred to as the King or Tsar of the Violin had a larger-than-life personality and artistry, and left behind a legacy that continues to inspire violin playing today. Housed in the archives of The Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace Library in New York is a large collection of materials once belonging to Ysaÿe’s second wife, Jeanette Dincin Ysaÿe, including manuscripts for well-known works for violin, rearranged for violin, piano, and organ.

Violinist Max Tan, an alum of The Perlman Music Program, spent time researching these manuscripts while isolated due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “This unusual organ trio configuration is extremely rare, nearly unheard of in the chamber music repertory,” said Max. “These arrangements give us a fresh perspective on familiar works, allowing us to discover something deeper about musical expression and what moves us in the music. It is a special and humbling privilege to share these never-before-published, performed, or recorded manuscripts with the Suncoast community.”

Chris Chen

The concert program will include repertoire by J.S. Bach, Charles Gounod, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, and Ernest Chausson, showcasing a preview of the music that will be performed on Max’s upcoming debut CD.

  • Ysaÿe & the Organ | Max Tan, violin; Marisa Gupta, piano; and Chris Chen, organ
  • Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm | Doors open at 6:30 pm Saint Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key
  • 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
  • An outdoor reception with the artists will follow the performance.

General Admission tickets are $18 and are available at Perlman Suncoast beginning November 8. This concert is sponsored in part by Saint Boniface Friends of Music. For more information about Ysaÿe & the Organ, visit HERE.

Perlman Suncoast will be following #SafeArtsSarasota protocols for all events. Our Health and Safety Guidelines are available HERE.

About The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast cultivates 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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