Itzhak Perlman to Play Dual Role of Conductor and Soloist at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/1-3
Itzhak Perlman, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Frequent LA Phil guest artist, Itzhak Perlman returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in the dual role of conductor/violinist, Friday, November 1, at 11 am, Saturday, November 2, at 8 pm, and Sunday, November 3, at 2 pm. The program features "Summer" and "Winter" from Vivaldi's popular Four Seasons, Weber's Overture to his English-language opera Oberon and Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique, written when the composer was just 26.
Denied conservatory admission at age 3 because he was too small to hold a violin, Itzhak Perlman taught himself using a toy instrument, before studying with pedagogical royalty in Tel Aviv and New York. Sixty-five years later, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world, who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music which he communicates. Perlman is also a frequent presence on the conductor's podium and has performed as a conductor and violinist with orchestras throughout the world. A major presence in the performing arts on television, Perlman has been honored with four Emmy Awards, most recently for the PBS documentary Fiddling for the Future, a film about the Perlman Music Program and his work as a teacher and conductor there. His recordings regularly appear on the best-seller charts and have garnered 15 Grammy awards. His most recent releases include Eternal Echoes: Songs & Dances for the Soul (Sony) with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax; and a recording for Deutsche Grammophon with Perlman conducting the Israel Philharmonic.