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Perlman Music Alumni Return for Concert Series

Perlman Music Alumni Return for Concert Series

PMP Alumni: In Concert, with former students of New York’s Perlman Music Program including Molly Carr and Yannick Rafalimanana, will give audiences in both Sarasota and Venice a rare chance to listen to some of the best classical musical talent currently playing in the country.

Local classical music fans will be proclaiming hearty hurrahs as they learn the Perlman Music Program/ Suncoast (PMP/ Suncoast) is expanding its 2015/ 2016 program with a trio of concerts.

PMP Alumni: In Concert, with former students of New York’s Perlman Music Program including Molly Carr and Yannick Rafalimanana, will give audiences in both Sarasota and Venice a rare chance to listen to some of the best classical musical talent currently playing in the country.

Elizabeth Power, executive director of PMP/ Suncoast said of the PMP, “It’s a nurturing program. There’s so much competition in the world of classical music, it’s a chance for students to be human beings.”

Power went on to explain that when founder Toby Perlman created the program 21 years ago, her ideal, and that of her husband, internationally-acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman, was not only to create a balanced environment for musicians aged 12-20 over the period of seven weeks in Shelter Island, NY, but also develop the talents of string players to become the future leaders of the classical music world.

From there the idea of the non-profit, independent PMP/ Suncoast grew and finally became a reality in 2008, with the intention of ‘providing operational stability and funding support for a permanent Sarasota winter residency for the PMP.’

For Carr, the PMP and its Suncoast affiliate hold a special place in her heart as well as an important stepping stone to what has become a successful career.

“I was in Sarasota last year – New York was too cold – and I played at the Herald-Tribune building and played to 5th graders as part of the PMP Alumni: In Schools. That was one of my personal highlights of the trip. The audience was so much fun.”

Describing herself as a “Cow girl from Reno,” the 28 year-old viola player, Carr has been part of the PMP since she was 15.

“I’ve grown up with them,” she said. “When I was 14, I was working with a conductor who sent a tape of my playing and boom, I was in. In the music world it’s all about connections and you should listen to those connections.

But I was in New York for four years before graduating. It was very intense. But going to the PMP every summer certainly gave me the opportunity to realize I wanted to stay in New York.”

Although her musical path could have taken a very different path if Carr had had her way.

“I started playing drums when I was six,” said Carr, laughing at the memory. “My mom said, ‘no way.’ So she insisted I play viola, it was a short straws situation. I prefer it to the violin, it’s lower in tone and more melancholy.” 

For her part in the PMP Alumni: In Concert, Carr will be accompanied by pianist Yannick Rafalimanana, playing a program of works by, among others, Schuman, Bartok and Brahms at the Sarasota Opera House.

“We’ll be reliving stories of epic, forbidden love, all as seen through the imaginations of the composers. We chose the program because we thought it would be fun for the audience and a blast to play.”

The date of the PMP Alumni Concert is October 10, 2015 including additional concert dates of:

PMP Alumni: In Concert: November 22, 2015

PMP Alumni: In Concert: April 17, 2016

For more information about the PMP Alumni: In Concert series:
http://www.perlmanmusicprogramsuncoast.org/
(941) 955 4942

 

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