In 2003, the Kennedy Center Honors said of Itzhak Perlman, “The world falls in love with music when Perlman takes up his violin.”
Known for being one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, Perlman will perform at 8 p.m. today in the IU Auditorium along with his longtime collaborator, pianist Rohan De Silva.
Tickets prices for IU students range from $20 to $51, and tickets for the general public range from $38 to $69. Tickets may be purchased online at IUauditorium.com or in person at the box office.
Perlman and De Silva will perform works including “Sonata No. 8 in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 30 No. 3” by Beethoven, “Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major” by Franck and “Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140” by Debussy.
“It is a special honor for Indiana University Auditorium to host legendary violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. We are expecting it to be a magnificent performance,” said IU Auditorium Associate Director Maria Talbert. “Through our nearly 75 years as a presenter of world-class artists and entertainers, IU Auditorium has established deep professional relationships with many of the most celebrated names in musical performance, public speaking and more such as Yo-Yo Ma and Mr. Perlman himself.”
Talbert said anyone attending should expect an exciting and inspirational performance filled with famous classical pieces, which are accented by Perlman’s distinct and undeniable charm.
Perlman has won four Emmy awards, 15 Grammy awards, the Medal of Liberty from President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and the National Medal of the Arts from President Bill Clinton in 2000. He also collaborated with composer John Williams to create the
Academy Award-winning score for “Schindler’s List.”
“It is an experience no music lover should miss,” Talbert said. “This is a rare and valuable opportunity to experience for yourself why Mr. Perlman is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner.”
Aside from his solo musical work, Perlman teaches at the Juilliard School’s Pre-College program as well as the Perlman Music Program, a program for exceptional string musicians between the ages of 11 and 18.
“Perlman’s performances are always filled with the irrepressible joy of making music that only Perlman can so tangibly communicate with his audience,” Talbert said.