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Mendelssohn Piano Trios
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“This will be the first time I’ve performed since last February,” admits Itzhak Perlman to the Houston Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2021 by itzhakperlman

Itzhak Perlman talks with the Houston Chronicle’s Andrew Dansby about his upcoming performance with the Houston Symphony on May 22.

In January 2020, before everything went to pot, the Houston Symphony announced an intriguing new partnership. International superstar and violinist Itzhak Perlman and the symphony planned a three-year collaboration referred to as an “artistic partnership.” The idea was for Perlman to play and conduct a Beethoven program last September, marking the composer’s 250th birthday.

The world had a different plan. But this week, Perlman comes to Houston for a delayed debut as part of this new partnership. The maestro and virtuoso will perform Beethoven’s Romance No. 1 and No. 2, along with the Overture to “Coriolan” and also lead the Houston Symphony through the composer’s Symphony No. 7.

Perlman’s career accolades and awards could be a story in and of itself: The 75-year-old has won more than a dozen Grammys, been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Genesis Prize, a Kennedy Center Honor and all manner of other distinctions.

His connection with the Houston Symphony goes back to the late-’60s, so it’s hardly a new one. And when he said last year, “Every time I return, it’s like being with family,” he meant that literally as well as metaphorically. Perlman’s daughter Ariella is a flutist in Houston, and her husband, Robert Johnson, plays French horn in the symphony.


Westport Library Honors Itzhak Perlman
Posted May 12, 2021 by itzhakperlman

The Westport Library is pleased to honor Itzhak Perlman as the 2021 BOOKED for the evening honoree. The Library’s signature fundraising event will be held virtually with limited in-person seating in the Trefz forum on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 7 PM.

On this occasion, the Westport Library honors an individual whose work reflects the purpose of the Library — to nurture the love of learning and to enhance our understanding of the world. 

Previous award winners include Tom Brokaw, E.L. Doctorow, Calvin Trillin, Wendy Wasserstein, Pete Hamill, Martin Scorsese, Arthur Mitchell, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Halberstam, Oscar Hijuelos, Adam Gopnik, Will Shortz, Patti Smith, Barry Levinson, Jon Meacham, Nile Rodgers, Lynsey Addario, Ron Chernow, Alan Alda, Justin Paul, and Frederic Chiu.


Itzhak Perlman Appears On The Big Screen At The ReelAbilities Film Festival
Posted Apr 30, 2021 by itzhakperlman

Last night Itzhak Perlman appeared on the big screen at the ReelAbilities Film Festival‘s Opening Night held at the Queens Drive-In.

ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the US dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.

Founded in NY in 2007, the festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Enjoy films streaming all week, and live virtual Q+As. For more info + tickets, visit:

Happy Happy Birthday Zubin!
Posted Apr 29, 2021 by itzhakperlman

Wishing a very happy eighty fifth birthday to Zubin Mehta. All the best, Maestro!

Itzhak & Toby Perlman At Home With Friends
Posted Apr 19, 2021 by itzhakperlman

Join Itzhak Perlman, wife Toby, and special guests in an online conversation about their extraordinary work and lives, how they’ve coped and adapted to quarantine, and what’s next as the world begins to reopen on Saturday, May 1, 2021, 2 PM, EST, 11 AM PT, 7 PM UK.

Enjoy exclusive clips from AN EVENING WITH ITZHAK PERLMAN. Hosted by Elliott Forrest, with actor F. Murray Abraham, conductors Marin Alsop and Leonard Slatkin, flutists Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne, violinist Sean Lee, and Rockland Conservatory of Music Executive Director Marigene Kettler. Tickets $15. Proceeds benefit ArtsRock and The Perlman Music Program.