Itzhak Perlman

 March 6th – 7:30 PM – Auditorium

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician.  Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.  He will make his third appearance at the Festival of the Arts Boca.

He has performed multiple times at the White House, most recently in 2012 for Israeli President and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres; and at a State Dinner in 2007 for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Obama in 2009, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Gabriela Montero.

He proudly possesses four Emmy Awards and fifteen Grammy awards.  He performed at the 2006 Academy Awards and at the Juilliard School Centennial gala, broadcast nationally on Live from Lincoln Center.  One of Perlman’s proudest achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos. 

Mr. Perlman will perform with Festival Orchestra Boca conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos.

Program:

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Op. 21
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Intermission
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Mr. Perlman will also be performing the Eternal Echoes concert with Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the celebrated Israeli-born Chief Cantor of Park East Synagogue on March 9th. View the video below.

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