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08/14/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO World-renowned violinist and Perlman Music Program alumnus Stephen Waarts returns to the Island for a concert this Saturday evening.

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World-renowned violinist and Perlman Music Program alumnus Stephen Waarts returns to the Island for a concert this Saturday evening.

When 13-year-old Perlman Music Program (PMP) student Stephen Waarts arrived on Shelter Island in 2010, he remembers feeling “totally overwhelmed by it all.” (more…)

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

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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…)

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07/26/17 4:30pm
PMP Fellow Jameel Martin next to a portrait of Itzhak Perlman. Below, Chorus Master Patrick Romano.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Perlman Music Fellow Jameel Martin next to a portrait of Itzhak Perlman.

Walking around the campus of the Perlman Music Program (PMP) deep notes mix with high ones, echoing from a white tent. A peek inside reveals music students practicing for upcoming events, playing with a fairy tale backdrop from a recent show behind them. (more…)

07/20/17 10:00am
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EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Ferry Writers, join in writing exercises with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

FRIDAY,  JULY 21

The Examined Life, a philosophy discussion group led by Wendy Turgeon. 1 p.m., library. Read and discuss essays from “The Stone Reader.” (631) 749-0042.

Friday Night Dialogues, Callie Atkins and Glenn Waddington discuss their circumnavigation of the entire Island on foot. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

04/19/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Eric Silberger

COURTESY PHOTO | Violinist Eric Silberger

In the next concert of the Shelter Island Friends of Music’s 40th season, the young, but already renowned, violinist Eric Silberger will return to the Island for a recital on Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. In his 2014 Friends of Music concert audiences were buoyant in their praise of this wonderful young performer. (more…)