For four incredible days this August, legendary violin master, conductor, and teacher Itzhak Perlman will welcome fans, classical music lovers, and musicians of all levels for a unique immersive retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York. Bows & Batons: 4 days of music and music appreciation with Itzhak Perlman & Friends is an exceptional opportunity to share great music and conversation with Mr. Perlman, along with his wife Toby Perlman and Merry Peckham of the Perlman Music Program, and some of the program’s gifted alumni.
Bows & Batons is presented by Dreamcatcher Events, the leading independent producer of musical and other event-related immersive retreats for adults. Dreamcatcher retreats provide intimate, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for fans to spend several days with a legendary artist. Bows & Batons takes place from August 18-22, 2014 at the beautiful Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, NY.
The retreat will offer a series of exclusive concerts, discussions, conversations, and workshops led by Mr. Perlman and Perlman Music Program instructors and musicians. Highlights include a series of Informances — performances featuring classical masterpieces along with commentary from the performers, in an informal concert setting — and the exclusive chance to attend Mr. Perlman’s rehearsal at Saratoga Performing Arts Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra on August 20th, as well as the performance that evening.
The reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Having performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe, Itzhak Perlman is beloved for his charm and humanity as well as for his talent, along with the irrepressible joy of music-making he communicates to audiences and individuals throughout the world.
“This will be the first time I have done an event of this kind,” says Mr. Perlman, “and I am very much looking forward to it. I hope to share with the participants a little bit of an inner knowledge of what goes into my violin playing, conducting, and concerts — a glimpse into a ‘day in the life’ of a musician and teacher. We can be spontaneous and cover a whole range of topics — let us see where our conversations lead us.”
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