Itzhak Perlman conducting gifted students at Sarasota Opera House

January 3, 2013 

Three dozen gifted music students will be performing Saturday during the Celebration Concert at the Sarasota Opera House under the direction of famed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman.

The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency, presented by The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, started Dec. 20 and runs through Jan. 5.

This two-week program was founded by Toby Perlman, wife of acclaimed concert violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman.

Details: 5 p.m. Jan 5, Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Tickets: $40, $60, $80. The "Perlman and Pearls" gala, immediately following the concert, celebrates the culmination of the program with the Perlmans, their faculty, students, and PMP/Suncoast sponsors. Tickets, which include VIP seats at the Celebration Concert, begin at $500 per person. Information: 941-366-8450 or

-- Wade Tatangelo

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