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November 3, 2017  RSS feed
Sincerely Yours

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Sincerely yours, Judy Ludin

Talented tween

Miranda Isbitts of Clearwater, 11, has been selected to perform with the Perlman Music Program String Orchestra under the direction of acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus on Saturday, Dec. 30. Her proud parents are Nina Barringer and Steven Isbitts of Clearwater.

Strings players ages 8 through 18 from across Florida were invited to audition with 55 students from 14 counties chosen to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik with the orchestra. Miranda will be seated as a first violin.

“I’m excited to meet Mr. Perlman after watching him so many times on YouTube,” Miranda said. “It’s very special to be able to do this close to home.” A member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater, Miranda placed second in the Florida Orchestra’s young artist competition in April, winning $175. For the second consecutive season, she is the youngest member of the Pinellas Youth Symphony, a primarily high school orchestra based at Ruth Eckerd Hall, performing original score music.


Miranda Isbitts Miranda Isbitts Perlman’s annual winter residency is based in Sarasota and features more than 20 free or low-cost musical events including orchestra rehearsals, master classes, recitals and a performance at the Sarasota Opera House on Jan. 4.

Mazel tov

Linda and Jack Goldfarb of Seminole are kvelling over the birth of their first grandchild, Ezra Benjamin Goldfarb, born Sept. 28, to David Goldfarb and Rebecca Slatin of Washington, D.C. Other local relatives include proud greatgrandfather Albert Goldfarb of Belleair.


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