09/01/15 11:57am
Martha Clara Vineyards will host a Vines and Canines event on Monday where people can bring their dogs along for a tour. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Martha Clara Vineyards will host a Vines and Canines event on Monday where people can bring their dogs along for a tour. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Labor Day may mean the unofficial end to summer, but there’s still plenty to do this holiday weekend on the North Fork and Shelter Island.

Here are some of our picks for LDW. Or, visit our events page by clicking here. (more…)

03/07/15 11:00am
Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, at Shelter Island's Perlman Music Program campus. Credit: Annie Watts file photo, the Shelter Island Reporter

Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, at Shelter Island’s Perlman Music Program campus. (Credit: Annie Watts file photo, the Shelter Island Reporter.)

Celebrated local violinist Itzhak Perlman doesn’t need anything better than a Stradivarius because no better instrument exists.

That’s what Perlman, who coaches young players at Shelter Island’s Perlman Music Program and is married to the school’s co-founder, Toby, said in a December “60 Minutes” segment about Stradivarius violins, which are believed to produce the finest sound in the world. (more…)

01/21/14 10:03am
Itzhak Perlman conducts summer students at The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island

Itzhak Perlman conducts summer students at The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island

The Perlman Music Program has been associated with summer on Shelter Island the past couple years. But for the first time ever this weekend, they’ll be playing winter concerts at the Clark Arts Center on Shore Road in Shelter Island Heights. (more…)

10/31/13 10:30am
perlman music program jia kim

Courtesy Photo | Cellist and Perlman alumna Jia Kim will perform with pianist Carlos Avila on Nov. 2 on Shelter Island.

Fresh from their residency in Stowe, Vermont — including four days of chamber music, orchestra and chorus with 23 alumni, led by Toby Perlman, Maestros Perlman and Romano and Merry Peckham — the Perlman Music Program musicians are returning to the Island for a weekend of classical music.  (more…)

10/06/13 2:30pm
Courtesy Photo | Michael Katz

Courtesy Photo | Cellist Michael Katz

The Perlman Music Program will set up camp on Shelter Island over Columbus Day weekend with two concerts. The first, on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. will feature cellist Michael Katz and pianist Qing Jiang, both alumni of the Chamber Music Workshop. They will be performing the works of Beethoven, Cassado, Prokofiev and Radzynski. (more…)

07/05/13 10:00am
Photo courtesy of Perlman Music Program | Itzhak Perlman conducting Summer Music Program students

Photo courtesy of Perlman Music Program | Itzhak Perlman conducting Summer Music Program students

Imagine spending four hours a day practicing an instrument: studying the score of a piece while paying careful attention to pitch, tone, rhythm, dynamics and phrasing. For students at the Perlman Music Program, it’s just another day at camp. (more…)