PMP/Suncoast Super Strings

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The PMP/Suncoast Super Strings project brings local young violinists (ages 8-18) from across Sarasota and Manatee counties and around Florida to come together as a group to play a select musical composition with the PMP String Orchestra under the direction of internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, Itzhak Perlman! Preparatory workshops with local music instructors will be held to support participants. The 2016-2017 PMP/Suncoast Super Strings will be the fourth presentation of this special project of the Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency.
How To Participate

Young violinists age 8-18 who are Florida residents may apply. Those who submit a completed application, recommendation letter, and video audition MP4 file by the deadline will be considered to participate in the 2016-2017 Super Strings. The composition to be performed is:

Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, movement 3 (solo line: Violin 1 or Violin 2). Students will memorize and perform EITHER the Tutti and Solo lines for Violin 1 OR the Tutti and Solo lines for Violin 2.

Please download program info, application, and sheet music with required bowings and suggested fingerings. COMING SOON: Video Requirements & Tips

Program Info     Application     Sheet Music

Administrative Fee
Upon performing a successful audition and being invited to particiapte in the PMP/Suncoast Super Strings program:

$50 per student for Manatee County and Sarasota County residents
$100 per student for Out-of-county Florida residents
Scholarship support is available on a need basis
Important 2016-2017 Dates
Sept. 5: Application Deadline (mailed application must be postmarked by Aug. 31)
Early Oct.: Invitation to participate
Nov. 12, afternoon: Workshop + Parent/Student Orientation
PERFORMANCE — TBD date between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1

Super Strings events are tentatively scheduled to be on the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee (8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243). (Note: subject to change, but all events will take place in Sarasota or Manatee county.)


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