08/01/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing with the PMP column.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing with the PMP column.

“A Taste of the Island,” the Perlman Music Program’s (PMP) annual summer benefit, took place at the waterfront campus on Friday, July 27.

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05/30/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Itzhak Perlman leads student musicians in PMP’s Chamber Music Workshop.

COURTESY PHOTO
Itzhak Perlman leads student musicians in PMP’s Chamber Music Workshop.

If it’s summer (or close to it) it must be time for the return of the Perlman Music Program’s (PMP) young musicians to Shelter Island. The PMP season begins Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. when the Chamber Music Workshop kicks off its 15th year with a “Musical Soiree from the Age of Enlightenment,” featuring 46 young participants ages 18 to 30 performing chamber music for strings and piano by Haydn and Mozart. (more…)

03/03/18 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | SIFM kicked off its new concert season with violinist Sean Lee and accompanist Peter Dugan in concert at the Presbyterian Church on February 18.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | SIFM kicked off its new concert season with violinist Sean Lee and accompanist Peter Dugan in concert at the Presbyterian Church on February 18.

Sean Lee is an astonishing young violinist. Peter Dugan is an astounding young pianist.

Together, they opened the 41st season of the Shelter Island Friends of Music with an indelible performance that took the chill right out of a winter afternoon. A packed house cheered both the musical selections and the playing of these distinguished artists, both of whom are alums of the Perlman Music Program and are members of the faculty at Juilliard.  (more…)

10/09/15 12:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTOS | Bliss: Rebecca Benjamin on the final note of the Mendelssohn Quartet in F Minor.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTOS | Rebecca Benjamin on the final note of the Mendelssohn Quartet in F Minor.

Perlman Music Program held its first-ever Alumni Chamber Music Retreat from September 30 to October 5. At the culmination of the retreat, the musicians presented a series of concerts in the community. (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…)