Here’s the clip below from a 1981 John Denver television special, “Music and the Mountains,” filmed in Aspen.
“What a charming example of Perlman’s musical approach. His primary goal: to communicate the meaning within the notes. Clearly, it works for music of any stripe, whether you play in concert dress or western wear,” wrote reporter Jon Pinnow for Colorado Public Radio’s website.
As Perlman once told Charlie Rose, “I like to talk to music. That’s the way I teach. After a while, when you know how to play the instrument, you should forget the instrument. It’s now time to talk the music, to talk the phrases. … When you hear a phrase that you feel is really meaningful, my God, you cannot just play it. You have to speak it.”
Itzhak Perlman has embarked on his Westcoast tour! He’ll be hitting 9 cities in concerto in addition to recitals with Rohan De Silva and Klezmer appearances. Check out the tour dates below:
January 10: Concerto, Colorado Symphony, Denver, CO
January 12: Recital, Gallo Center, Modesto CA
January 14: Klezmer show, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA
January 15: Recital, CAMA, Santa Barbara, CA
January 17: Klezmer show, Philharmonic Society, Costa Mesa, CA
January 19: Recital, California Center, Escondido, CA
January 20: Klezmer show, LA Phil, Los Angeles, CA
January 22: Concerto, Seattle Symphony, Seattle, WA
January 23: Concerto, Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver, BC
It’s official! Itzhak: The Film has received a nomination for Best Music Film at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. In addition to receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), Itzhak Perlman has won 15 Grammy Awards. The list of nominations includes LIFE IN 12 BARS: Eric Clapton, Lili Fini Zanuck, video director; John Battsek, Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen & Lili Fini Zanuck, video producers, WHITNEY (Whitney Houston), Kevin Macdonald, video director; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Lisa Erspamer, video producers, QUINCY: Quincy Jones, Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer, ITZHAK: Itzhak Perlman, Alison Chernick, video director; Alison Chernick, video producer, and THE KING (Elvis Presley), Eugene Jarecki, video director; Christopher Frierson, Georgina Hill, David Kuhn & Christopher St. John, video producers.
Congratulations to director Alison Chernick and everyone involved in the making of this film. #itzhakthefilm
Renowned Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at a concert, titled “A Concert for Peace and Unity,” in honor in honor of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims’ families.