ALL THE ARTS AND CULTURE YOU NEED ARE ON SHELTER ISLAND

By Dan's Papers Staff

With so much happening on the North and South Forks, sometimes we overlook-or simply pass across without a second thought-Shelter Island. But there’s so much going on during the summer on the Island, that you won't want to miss.

Founded by Toby Perlman in 1994, The Perlman Music Program (PMP) offers unparalleled musical training to young string players of rare and special talent. With a world-class faculty led by Itzhak Perlman and a signature summer program on Shelter Island, PMP is developing the future leaders of classical music within a nurturing and supportive community.

The young artists participating in the Chamber Music Workshop will kick off the 2018 season on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert and reception. Two weeks later, the same students will close the Chamber Music Workshop with a four-conceit chamber music marathon on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30PM each day.

On Sunday, June 10 at 4:30 p.m. at the Clark Arts Center, faculty members ltzhak Perlman, Merry Peckham, Roger Tapping, Don Weilerstein and Vivian Hornik-Weilerstein join the young artist participants of the Chamber Music Workshop to perform classical chamber music masterworks.

PMP's inspiring master teachers will present their annual concert under the performance tent on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early and bring a beach chair and/or blanket.

A community favorite, the Annual Family Concert will take place Sunday, July 8 at 11:30 a.m. Merry Peckham, along with students, fellows and faculty, introduces the world of classical music through popular songs, fun skits and colorful costumes. Afterwards, young audience members take part in the "Instrument Petting Zoo" with coaching from PMP students. 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights. Perlmanmusicprogram.org.

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