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Mendelssohn Piano Trios
Mendelssohn Piano Trios

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


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Itzhak Perlman and Evgeny Kissin In Concert
Posted Apr 18, 2019 by itzhakperlman

A meeting of the masters!

Blockbuster soloists Itzhak Perlman and Evgeny Kissin unite for an evening of chamber music on a grand scale in Boston, MA, New York, NY and Washington, DC. The eminence of the performers is matched by the prominence of the repertoire, including timeless favorites of the violin repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Monday, April 21, 2019: Boston Symphony Hall TICKETS
Thursday, April 25, 2019: Carnegie Hall TICKETS
Sunday, April 28, 2019: Kennedy Center Concert Hall TICKETS

Itzhak Perlman & Broadway’s ‘Fiddler On the Roof in Yiddish’ cast
Posted Mar 28, 2019 by itzhakperlman

Itzhak Perlman attended a recent performance of ‘Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish at Stage 42 in New York City, NY.

A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish “strikes a deep emotional chord” and “offers a kind of authenticity no other American Fiddler ever has” (The New York Times).

With direction by Oscar and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey and the Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, this production “speaks to us all” (Newsday). It has been hailed as “a richer, deeper interpretation” by The Wall Street Journal, “a mitzvah” by Time Out New York, and AM New York gives it four stars, calling Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish “perfect.”

Harold Prince, the legendary and original producer of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (1965 Winner of 9 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical) says, “If you have seen Fiddler before, you must see this production because it will make you feel you are seeing Fiddler for the first time.”

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, based on Sholem Aleichem’s classic Yiddish stories, features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, with the original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

In Yiddish with English and Russian Supertitles.


“Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin” Podcast with Itzhak Perlman Available on Demand
Posted Mar 07, 2019 by itzhakperlman

The legendary violinist talks about his difficult childhood, stricken by polio in the war-torn early days of Israeli statehood — and laughs about his early success, whisked away to the United States at 13 to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. Plus, what makes a truly great instrumentalist? What makes a great teacher? Later, his wife Toby Perlman weighs in, too, so the interview becomes a family affair, topped with a spectacular Mendelssohn performance by eight students from the Perlman Music Program. Toby founded that summer school on idyllic Shelter Island to provide a safe space for young musical geniuses to develop their talents, and themselves. LISTEN NOW

Itzhak Perlman guests on ‘Here’s The Thing’ with Alec Baldwin
Posted Feb 19, 2019 by itzhakperlman

Last night WQXR presented Alec Baldwin in conversation with the incomparable, Itzhak Perlman at the NYU Skirball Center in New York, NY.

In this one-on-one conversation, Ithzak Perlman discussed his life and career, from his upbringing as a polio-stricken child of refugees in Tel Aviv to his rise as an international star performing with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, to being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

The evening also featured performances by students from The Perlman Music Program (PMP) in New York, an initiative Itzhak Perlman’s wife Toby Perlman founded to support young musicians (ages 12 – 18) of rare and special talent from around the globe. With a world-class faculty led by Itzhak Perlman and a signature summer program on Shelter Island, PMP is developing the future leaders of classical music within a nurturing and supportive community.

Hailed as “funny and insightful” by the Financial Times and named to “best podcast” lists by Refinery29 and, Here’s the Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Baldwin. He talks with artists, policy makers and performers about their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work. For more information, visit

Don’t Miss ‘Itzhak’: A Film & Q & A with Itzhak Perlman in Palm Beach, Florida
Posted Feb 13, 2019 by itzhakperlman

The Society of the Four Arts presents a film screening of Alison Chernick’s documentary ‘Itzhak’ followed by a Q & A session with Itzhak and Toby Perlman on Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:30 PM in Palm Beach, Florida.

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to … Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent, and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years.

Tickets: $10
(no charge for Four Arts Members)