MANATEE COUNTY — Violist Laura Seay doesn’t see music as something to appreciated as much as something to be relished with every emotion.
“It should be pure enjoyment,” she said minutes before stepping onto the stage at Haile Middle School with three other musicians from The Perlman Music Program Oct. 30. “We really love what we do.”
The group, called the LK String Quartet, traveled from New York last week to visit schools in Manatee and Sarasota counties through the Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, a nonprofit intended to provide stability and funding for a permanent Sarasota Winter Residency for the Perlman Music Program.
Seay, a Juilliard graduate student at Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and Juilliard students Sean Lee, Jordan Han and Areta Zhulla spent the day performing alongside orchestra students, playing musical games and answering students’ questions.
The quartet ended their visit with an educational performance in the school’s cafetorium, educating Haile’s students about the instruments on which they played, technique and other aspects of music.
“The purpose of the (quartet’s) visit was to stimulate a love of music in our students,” Haile Principal Janet Kerley said
Last week’s performances at Haile and other area schools marked the launch of The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast’s new educational outreach program, which will provide for the LK Quartet to spend three weeklong residencies in select schools.
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast is working to develop its curriculum-based programming, which will serve a total of four middle schools in both Sarasota and Manatee counties as well as their feeder elementary schools in its initial year.
The quartet is expected to return to select schools again in January and in March.
For more information about the program, visit the organization’s Web site at www.perlmanmusicprogramsuncoast.org.
Contact Pam Eubanks at email@example.com.
Currently 0 Responses
22 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
23 Back to School Splash Bash
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
23 Ovation - School of Musical Theatre Open House and registration for fall Session I
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
30 Fresh Market on Main
Students make splash for school
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp. this weekend will celebrate the start of school with its annual Back to School Splash Bash event Aug. 23, at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Klauber, Mancini honored by AJC
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, in November.
Temples share the Torah
Twenty-three years ago, Temple Sinai received a Torah on loan when it organized a new congregation in Sarasota.