An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
April 27 Thursday at 7:30 pm
EJ THOMAS HALL
Profoundly personal portrait & performance
Undisputedly one of the world’s most respected violinists and music educators, he’s also beloved by generations through appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show to Sesame Street to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (in a duet with jazz pianist Jon Batiste).
Don’t miss this historic, exclusive evening with a living legend. Mr. Perlman will share intimate anecdotes and multi-media images from his life and career — and perform with longtime collaborator and friend Rohan De Silva — all curated by Tony Award-winning director Dan Sullivan.
Watch Itzhak Perlman perform.
This multi-media program, curated by Tony-award winning director Dan Sullivan, and produced by Elliott Forrest, interweaves storytelling by Perlman alongside personal photos, clips pulled from the Grammy-nominated Itzhak documentary, and music making with Perlman’s longtime pianist and friend, Rohan De Silva.
ABOUT ITZHAK PERLMAN
Itzhak 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 the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. In January 2009, Mr. Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In December 2003 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts granted Mr. Perlman a Kennedy Center Honor celebrating his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of our nation. In May 2007, he performed at the State Dinner for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at the White House.