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Perlman Music Program Suncoast presents The Ariel Quartet: American Dream

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Perlman Music Program Suncoast presents

The Ariel Quartet

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Thursday, April 4
The Ora
578 McIntosh Road, Sarasota FL 34232

$40 General Admission

2023 marks 25 years of living, breathing and performing together in the organism that is the Ariel String Quartet – a milestone which happens to coincide meaningfully with the receipt of our long-awaited Permanent Residency status in the United States. Every immigration story is one of two cultures meeting, the old and the new, the known and the unknown…familiar roots taking on new meaning in an unfamiliar environment.

American Dream explores this experience musically by featuring a variety of artists from all over the world, channeling their expressivity into an intuitive and powerful narrative with a decidedly theatrical feel. Works by past and present composers who have chosen to make their home in the United States converse freely with one another in a purposefully unannounced concert half. A few carefully chosen, inspiring words provide abstract and thought-provoking context.

This rather unfamiliar form of presentation introduces a concert experience filled with a renewed sense of open mindedness and discovery, while simultaneously redefining the communicative potential of the traditional chamber music experience and serving as a musical metaphor for the way we aspire to see others and want to be seen ourselves: free of expectations, unprejudiced and with a truly open mind and heart.

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Selections from composers listed:

Antonín Dvořák: Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American”
Lera Auerbach, Russia
George Walker, USA
Béla Bartók, Hungary
Igor Stravinsky, Russia
Tan Dun, China
Florence Price, USA
Matan Porat, Israel


About the Ariel Quartet
This exhilarating and beloved quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide for more than twenty years. They formed when they were just teenagers studying at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance in Israel. Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2023, the quartet serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where they direct the chamber music program and present a concert series in addition to maintaining a busy touring schedule in the United States and abroad.


April 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Ora
578 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232, 34232 United States
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