08/10/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The summer concert series at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm continues with a performance by The Barefoot Movement on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m.

COURTESY PHOTO The summer concert series at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm continues with a performance by The Barefoot Movement on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m.

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BELL TOWER FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, August 12 an evening of Brazilian music performed by Montreux Jazz Festival prize winner and piano improviser Alex Pryrodny teamed with world-class Brazilian guitarist Cesar Garabini will feature a program of “choro” — a musical style that orginated in the 1920s and 1930s and has been described as a “fiery blend” of European classical and popular music with African rhythms. A $25 donation is requested for the 7 p.m. concert at St. Mary’s Parish Hall and a meet-the-artists reception. Proceeds support restoration of the church’s historic bell tower. For details, visit stmarysshelterisland.org . (more…)

06/24/16 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Pianist Dalia Lazar at her July 2015 performance at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Pianist Dalia Lazar at her July 2015 performance at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

Occasionally the Shelter Island Friends of Music, based on audience response, will invite a musician for a return engagement. On this upcoming Independence Day weekend, however, for the first time ever we will welcome back a performer for her third engagement at the Friends of Music concert series. (more…)

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06/13/14 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop members who performed on Monday. From left: Jimmy Thompson, Jenni Seo, Yi Qun Xu and Max Tan.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop members who performed on Monday. From left: Jimmy Thompson, Jenni Seo, Yi Qun Xu and Max Tan.

Performing chamber music is no easy feat.

In an intimate setting with no conductor to guide the musicians, communication between players is vital to give a stellar performance.

That’s the goal of the intense two-week Chamber Music Workshop led by Merry Peckham of the Perlman Music Program. (more…)

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03/25/14 12:00pm
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MONICA TREJO PHOTO |  Pianist Gabriela Martinez will perform in an Alumni Recital at Perlman this weekend.

The Perlman Music Program presents alumna pianist Gabriela Martinez in a recital of works by Albeniz, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Szymanowski on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more…)