The Perlman Music Program
(PMP) will host their Annual Summer Benefit, A Taste of Shelter Island,
on Friday, July 29th.
The evening will serve as a chance for hosts Toby and Itzhak Perlman
to toast to the continued efforts of the talented and hardworking musicians at their campus on Shelter Island.
"Toby and Itzhak Perlman will celebrate The Perlman Music Program's exceptional young musicians at their waterfront Shelter Island campus, in an evening of generosity, artistry, and friendship," shared Katherine DeConti, Director of Development of The Perlman Music Program. "The evening includes a festive beachfront reception, thrilling concert conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano
, and a tasting dinner showcasing local flavor from talented chefs, restaurateurs and winemakers."
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception by the beach where guests can sip on local wines and signature cocktails, and nosh on "savory starters." At 7 p.m., a celebration concert featuring "the future stars of classical music," conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano, will begin. A tasting dinner and silent auction will follow at 8 p.m. with "culinary highlights from Shelter Island's finest restaurants."
Patrick Romano leads students during last year's concert. (Photo: Annie Watt and David Dupuy/AnnieWatt.com)
Participants of this year's event include 18 Bay, Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Marie Eiffel Market, PMP Chef James Moran, The Pridwin, Ram's Head Inn, Red Maple at The Chequit, Salt Waterfront Bar & Grill, Shelter Island House, SI Vending, Sunset Beach
, Sweet Tomato's, Sylvester Manor
Educational Farm, and Vine Street Café.
"All proceeds support The Perlman Music Program, a not-for-profit institution devoted to nurturing and supporting the next generation of classical music artists," added DeConti.
Tickets begin at $350.
founded The Perlman Music Program in 1994 as an opportunity to "offer unparalleled musical training to young string players of rare and special talent." Led by Itzhak Perlman, the program is supported by world-class faculty, and includes a signature summer program on Shelter Island.
The Perlman Music Program Shelter Island Campus is located at 73 Shore Road in Shelter Island Heights. For more information, call 212-877-5045 or visit perlmanmusicprogram.org.