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The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast receives grants from the Florida Department of State – 
Division of Cultural Affairs and the Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Program

SARASOTA, Fla. (July 13, 2020) — The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (Perlman Suncoast) was recently awarded two grants in support of the organization’s 2020-2021 Season: $28,684 from the Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs; and $37,259 from the City of Sarasota’s Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Program.
“During these unprecedented times, we are grateful to the State of Florida and the City of Sarasota for allowing us to continue providing educational outreach programs to our community and beyond, featuring the extraordinary talents of Perlman Music Program alumni, faculty and students,” said Fran Lambert, President of Perlman Suncoast’s Board of Trustees.
Perlman Suncoast is in the process of devising creating and innovative ways to engage its audiences throughout the 2020-2021 Season by presenting virtual programming and events, with the hope of resuming live performances sometime next year.
About The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
The Perlman Music Program Suncoast (Perlman Suncoast) cultivates audiences of all ages through classical music performances and education outreach programs, including hosting the PMP Winter Residency and presenting PMP Alumni: Around Town and PMP Alumni: In Schools performances. Through its relationship with The Perlman Music Program (PMP), founded by Toby Perlman, and with a world-renowned faculty, including internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, Perlman Suncoast offers the public the unique opportunity to witness the talent and spirit of extraordinarily gifted and promising young string students and accomplished graduates.
The PMP Sarasota Winter Residency provides valuable mentoring and performance opportunities for young international string musicians, ages 12-20+, and offers free and low-cost musical events on the campus of USF Sarasota-Manatee and throughout the community. 
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