Florida!! Don’t miss Itzhak Perlman in the Sunshine State!
March 15 – ‘An Evening with Ithzak Perlman’ Performance at Hayes Hall, Naples, FL
March 19th – Itzhak Perlman in Recital at First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, FL
March 21st – Itzhak Perlman in Recital at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, FL
March 22nd – Itzhak Perlman in Recital at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Back in 1981, Itzhak Perlman appeared in the brilliant American Express ”Do you know me?” campaign that ran from the mid 1970’s to the mid 1980’s and tripled the number of card holders for American Express. It was so popular and well received that his appearance in the commercial made the violinist recognizable to millions.
Catch more of Itzhak Perlman’s career highlights along with stories of his life, and family interwoven with live music in his new, multi-media stage show, ‘An Evening With Itzhak Perlman’.
Itzhak Perlman performed at the United Nation’s 2020 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust ceremony on Monday, January 27, 2020.
The event’s theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice” focuses on the continued importance of collective action against anti-semitism and other forms of bias 75 years after the Holocaust, and seeks to ensure respect for the dignity and human rights of all people everywhere.
The 2020 United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony was held in the General Assembly Hall, 75 years to the day since the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp, in operation from 1940 until 1945.
Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications hosted the ceremony featuring António Guterres, Secretary-General; Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (Nigeria), President of the seventy-fourth session of the General Assembly; Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations; Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel; Vassily A. Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation; Cherith Norman-Chalet, Acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States; Castro Wesamba, Chief of Office, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect; and Dan Pavel Doghi, Contact Point on Roma and Sinti Issues with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
The ceremony is available to view on at webtv.un.org.
“Superstar” is practically an understatement when applied to Perlman. The renowned Israeli musician taught himself to play the violin using a toy fiddle until he was old enough to study at the Shulamit Conservatory and the Academy of Music in his native Tel Aviv.
He gave his first recital at age 10 and moved to America at 13 to study at the Juilliard School.
After his studies, a career that has taken him around the world and back again has followed. He has released 11 albums, including 2015’s “The Perlman Sound,” as well as three with pianist Andre Previn and one with jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. He also teaches and conducts.