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East End String Students to Rehearse in Open Orchestra Rehearsal Under the Baton of Maestro Itzhak Perlman (posted July 15, 2016)

East End String Students to Rehearse in Open Orchestra Rehearsal Under the Baton of Maestro Itzhak Perlman (posted July 15, 2016)


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East End String Students
To Rehearse in Open Orchestra Rehearsal
Under the Baton of Maestro Itzhak Perlman
Thursday, July 28 at Southold High School

(RIVERHEAD, NY, July 15, 2016) – East End Arts is thrilled to announce that over 60 string students from across Long Island ages 8 through 18 studying violin, viola, cello, and double bass have been rehearsing throughout the month of July under the direction of EEA faculty member Jeannie Woelker in preparation for an Open Rehearsal opportunity to play under the baton of internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso and conductor Maestro Itzhak Perlman on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Souhold High School (420 Oaklawn Ave, Southold, NY 11971). This open rehearsal is open to the public and all press are invited to attend. East End Arts faculty members along with EEA School music student alumni are working with students in the East End Arts Carriage House in Riverhead to prepare for the fifth year of this collaborative project with the Perlman Music Program. Press are also invited to these weekly preparatory rehearsals at East End Arts Carriage House – remaining rehearsal dates are:
• Preparatory rehearsal dates are: Mondays, July 18, and Tuesday, July 26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
• Mandatory full preparatory rehearsal: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

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East End Arts Education Director Diane Giardi comments “We are honored to collaborate with the Perlman Music Program again this year. This is truly a remarkable experience for our talented local students.” Thanks to an introduction from Içim and Mark Miller of Miller Environmental in 2012, the East End Arts School is delighted to be facilitating this project for the fifth year in a row with The Perlman Music Program, a special opportunity for youth string players of Long Island to collaborate with students from The Perlman Music Program’s Student Orchestra, comprised of outstanding international student musicians.

Press should please note – Photos/Videos are Prohibited at the Open Rehearsal with Itzhak Perlman and the Perlman Music Orchestra on July 28: Out of respect to PMP founders, faculty and students, we ask that you please not take photographs or video during the open rehearsal and concert at Southold High School on Thursday, July 28. Mr. Perlman and all of the PMP students appreciate your cooperation with this request. East End Arts will have a group photo available the following week for press.

Following the Open Rehearsal on Thursday, July 28, 5:30 PM at Southold High School will be a performance of the Perlman Music Program’s Student Orchestra and Chorus at 7:30 PM on the same evening at the same location. Admission ticket is required for the 7:30 PM Perlman Music Program concert, and more information about this performance can be found at the Perlman Music Program’s website:

The East End Arts School’s music program has 200 students each semester studying voice, piano, drums, violin, guitar, and band and orchestral instruments. New this fall, the East End Arts School will be expanding its offerings by providing music lessons at a satellite location in Bridgehampton at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Rec Center. For more information about the East End Arts School’s music program and other arts programming, contact 631-369-2171 or visit

More Information about The Perlman Music Program
The Perlman Music Program (PMP) welcomes young musicians of rare and special talent into a richly supportive musical community. Through intensive summer programs, year-round mentoring, and on occasion, an international study or performance tour, the program offers unparalleled musical training for students, ages 12 and up, who play the violin, viola, cello, bass and piano. With a faculty led by Itzhak Perlman and comprising some of the most gifted musical talents of our time, the Program offers an artistic and personal experience that changes students’ lives forever. For more information about The Perlman Music Program, visit

For more information, contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171.

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East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefits the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.