The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, in partnership with The Perlman Music Program (PMP) and Morgan and Sidney Stark, is pleased to host the premiere Residency Program in Stowe, Vermont from November 9 – 13, 2011. Maestro Itzhak Perlman and his wife and director of PMP, Toby Perlman, together with their staff and faculty, will bring 24 of their highly acclaimed alumni, all accomplished young string players between the ages of 18 and 25, to practice and perform over these four days. Three exciting events will take place at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Theatre on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2011.
Friday, November 11th, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Open Orchestra Rehearsal conducted by Maestro Itzhak Perlman
Maestro Perlman will conduct the string orchestra, comprised of all 24 residency participants, at a rehearsal open to Vermont music students, families and teachers on a first return response. Maestro Perlman will also conduct a younger group of Vermont string students who will perform together with The Perlman Music Program for the first time. Music students, their teachers and the audience will be invited to witness an intimate orchestra rehearsal conducted by one of the greatest musicians of our time. The open rehearsal will be free of charge. To reserve a seat for this special event RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 11th at 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert
The Perlman Music Program’s young artists will perform movements from a selection of chamber music masterworks by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Shostakovich. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students.
Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Orchestral and Choral Concert conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano
Maestro Perlman will conduct the string orchestra comprised of all 24 residency participants. Maestro Romano will conduct the PMP Master Singers, comprised of residency participants and faculty alike. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for students. A very limited number of VIP Tickets will be available for $250. VIP ticket holders are invited to join Toby and Itzhak Perlman, faculty and the young artists for an intimate post concert reception at Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Tickets are available on the Performing Art Center website,www.sprucepeakarts.org, and at the box office 802-760-4634.
These concerts are a rare opportunity to enjoy remarkable performances by the next generation of classical musicians.
About The Perlman Music Program
Founded by Toby Perlman 18 years ago, The Perlman Music Program offers unparalleled musical training to young string players of rare and special talent. With a world-class faculty led by Itzhak Perlman, the New York City and Shelter Island, New York based program seeks to develop the future leaders of classical music, all within a nurturing and supportive musical community.
At each PMP program, students and faculty (including Mr. and Mrs. Perlman) participate in daily choral rehearsals, led by PMP’s choral director, Patrick Romano. While none of the students are trained singers, PMP believes that the skills needed for singing directly correlates to the skills they are mastering on their instruments, and the astonishing results speak for themselves.
Fran and I will be there on Saturday evening!