Itzhak Perlman performs Beethoven’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, in G” with pianist Yefim Bronfman. Pianist Yuja Wang performs “Piazzola Grand Tango,” in a tribute to pianist Martha Argerich on tonight’s The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors TV Special from Washington, D.C. at 9 p.m. on CBS.
Jeff Goldblum and Placido Domingo speak eloquently about her passionate, expressive style, but it’s violinist Itzhak Perlman who pays her the greatest compliment, saying, “I’m actually feeling lucky to be living during your lifetime so that we can experience your musicianship, your brilliance, and your poetry.”
Oscar winner Al Pacino, singer-songwriter James Taylor, R&B singer Mavis Staples, Argentine pianist Martha Argerich and members of the rock band the Eagles are feted by President and Mrs. Obama and others in this ceremony hosted by Stephen Colbert.