Perlman Strings Collaborative Music Program

Discover how your high schooler can benefit by playing under the baton of maestro Itzhak Perlman in the Perlman Strings Collaborative Program.

A Rare Opportunity for ALL East End String Students

This program is Tuition Free and sponsored by long-time music supporter, Gary Lukachinski.

The East End Arts School is proud to collaborate with The Perlman Music Program for this opportunity to bring local school-aged string students together with an outstanding orchestra of international student musicians, under the baton of world-famous, internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso and conductor Itzhak Perlman. This program commenced in 2012.

About the Progam

The East End Arts Student Orchestra is a collaborative project with the prestigious Perlman Music Program. This is a tuition free program and is open to pre-college string students of all levels (ages 10-18).

The Program is directed by East End Arts cello/violin teacher Jeannie Woelker. Ms. Woelker has been the Program Coordinator for the East End Arts/Perlman Music Program collaboration since 2014 overseeing all phases of the project. As liaison, she communicates with all contacts: parents, students, and the Perlman Music Program.

After submitting several pieces, Mr. Perlman will approve one piece for our EEA orchestra to rehearse. Ms. Woelker arranges the music for both the EEA orchestra and an advanced version for the Perlman orchestra and then conducts all rehearsals prior to the final “open rehearsal” where Mr. Perlman directs both orchestras for a performance open to the public at the Southold High School.

Following the rehearsal performance the EEA students are invited to dine with Mr. Perlman and the Perlman Music students.

After dinner Mr. Perlman will conduct his elite group of students in a concert for the public.

This is truly an unparalleled experience for these East End students.

Important Dates

  • Applications open May 1, 2024. Dates will be announced at that time.
Perlman Strings Collaborative Music Program

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