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Mendelssohn Piano Trios
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Itzhak Perlman and Yo Yo Ma together again on this disc available now from amazon, iTunes and retail outlets.


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Don’t Miss Facebook Live with Itzhak Perlman & Pinchas Zukerman
Posted Nov 15, 2017 by itzhakperlman

Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman answer fan questions on Facebook Live backstage at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6:30 PM, EST.

Music lovers have been posting dozens of questions on Itzhak Perlman’s Facebook page in anticipation of this rare opportunity to engage with their idols inlcuding:

“Do you have a preferred methods for warming up to get the fingers, wrist and arm reading to perform?
Also any must have scale books for mastering fundamental shifting?”

“How do you think music has changed since the 1960s? And what would you tell the young generation of musicians to motivate them to stay the course of musical inspiration?”

“Any changes for a Rio de Janeiro concert?”

Right after the Facebook Live video the dazzling duo will take the stage at NJPAC beginning at 7:30 PM. BUY TICKETS

Itzhak Perlman. Pinchas Zukerman Together in a Rare Joint Recital
Posted Nov 08, 2017 by itzhakperlman

Don’t miss two of the greatest violinists of our time – perhaps of all time – in one of the classical season’s hottest tickets! Be there for the dazzling, dueling virtuosity of these two inimitable artists in New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:30 PM.

Though he has already received a GRAMMY� Lifetime Achievement Award, Itzhak Perlman remains a compelling, vital artist, performing today with greater joy than ever before. “His playing has gained in expressivity,” The Los Angeles Times recently wrote.

For more than four decades, Pinchas Zukerman has been a classical phenomenon – as violinist, violist, conductor and chamber musician. “The thing about Zukerman is that he just keeps getting better,” raves The Miami Herald. “He could have rested on his laurels – yet here he (is), more passionate than ever.” Itzhak Perlman. Pinchas Zukerman. violins Program to be announced


Itzhak Perlman Performs at Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at Carnegie Hall
Posted Nov 01, 2017 by itzhakperlman

American Friends of Israel Philharmonic NYC Gala honoring Zubin Mehta, 10/25/17. Photo by Chris Lee

Itzhak Perlman helped the 2017 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra tour get off to a brilliant start last week in New York as a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall.

Itzhak Perlman was joined by Pinchas Zukerman, for a special evening featuring an all-Mozart program. Maestro Mehta recently announced that he will be stepping down from his post as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2019, marking 51 years of making music together. This one-night-only performance saluted his notable legacy and celebrates his extraordinary achievements as Music Director for Life.

We applaud Maestro Zubin Mehta on this tour that celebrates his unprecedented 50 years conducting this orchestra.

‘Itzhak’ Documentary Premieres at Hampton International Film Festival
Posted Oct 02, 2017 by itzhakperlman

Alison Chernick’s documentary ITZHAK opens the Hampton International Film Festival on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The documentary examines the life and music of Itzhak Perlman, widely considered one of the world’s greatest living violinists. Exploring the ways in which Perlman’s passion for music allowed him to find a platform for personal expression against tremendous circumstances, Chernick creates a portrait of man whose remarkable will to survive is never removed from his tremendous generosity and humor. Through it all, the discipline we see at work is starkly contrasted with the world we see at home, as a modern Jewish family continues to embrace their heritage against a world of changing expectations. A co-production of American Masters Pictures for WNET.

The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

The 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival: October 5-9, 2017.


Itzhak Perlman Dazzles Young Musicians in Winnipeg
Posted Sep 19, 2017 by itzhakperlman

PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman sings a few bars of “Getting to Know You” as he interacts with school kids participating in the Sistema program in Winnipeg.

Onstage rehearsing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman was focused, his bow moving alternately slow and fast over the strings of his violin. He paused only here and there to discuss small adjustments to the performance with the conductor ahead of the sold-out Saturday evening show.

But after, surrounded by a semicircle of eager young violinists and violists, he was friendly, almost silly. Perlman wanted to know what instrument each boy and girl played, what piece they were working on in orchestra. He joked with them about how young some parents want to start their child on an instrument these days — 17 months, in one case — and told them about the “get to know you” games he likes to use with new orchestras.

Everyone would say their name and their instrument, he said, but also their favourite movie and their favourite ice cream flavour.

“People come up with weird things,” he told them, “like lemon pistachio.”


    Reprinted from the Winnipeg Free Press. Writer: Jane Gerster