Itzhak Perlman during a rehearsal. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Itzhak Perlman during a rehearsal. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

I recall 7-8 years ago, when Utzhak Perlman was looking for a spot for his Perlman Music Program on the South Fork and he reportedly zeroed in on land in Sagaponack on the south side of Montauk Hwy around Town Line Road (near the former Alison’s and current Townline BBQ).  The poor folks of Sagaponack were still reeling from the  Ira Rennert fiasco, where he was allowed to build his 60,000 sqft structure on the ocean off Daniels Lane, simply because there were no zoning restrictions that did not allow it.

So, here Mr. Perlman is hoping to put his music program facilities in Sagaponack and he ended up getting blown out of town by the NIMBY’s.  Too bad, it would have made for a lovely use of the property. I bet if they had it to do all over again, he would be welcomed with open arms…

Anyway, he found a terrific spot on Shelter Island and is just a short ferry ride away (wave as you pass The Meadows, will you?). Here’s his schedule of concerts for the East End this summer, starting TONIGHT!

Concerts in the Hamptons and North Fork by Itzhak Perlman Music Program