A Klezmer Celebration! Itzhak Perlman explores the vitality of klezmer music in a charming musical journey, with music drawn from his best-selling CD and accompanied by a klezmer band.
“With klezmer, Perlman appears to be perfectly at home… the look of sheer delight that continually illuminates his face underscores the sense of discovery that touches almost every note he plays.” ~Los Angeles Times
More than twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of traditional klezmer songs was also filmed as a PBS special, which earned Perlman his third Emmy Award, featuring the reigning violin virtuoso performing in Poland with the world’s finest klezmer musicians. In this live performance, Perlman revisits this meaningful, personal project with special guests.
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Acclaimed for his exceptional talent and artistry, and beloved for his charm and humanity, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.
Michael Alpert, Judy Bressler, Lorin Sklamberg, Frank London, Andy Statman
and members of Brave Old World, the Klezmatics and the Klezmer Conservatory Band