Violinist Itzhak Perlman comes to State Theater NJ

HIS LIFE AND WORK: Israeli-born violinist Itzhak Perlman will perform and talk about his life and career during a special evening at New Brunswick’s State Theater New Jersey.

New Brunswick’s State Theater New Jersey presents “An Evening with Itzhak Perlman” on Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m. Joined by pianist Rohan De Silva, the famous violinist shares the story of his life and career through anecdotes, musical pieces and personal photos. from its archives.

Perlman is loved for his charm as well as his talent and joy in making music and communicating with audiences. Born in Israel in 1945, he completed his initial training at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music. One of the first recipients of a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, he was propelled to national recognition on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. The 60th anniversary of this milestone was celebrated with a return to the Ed Sullivan Theater on November 2, 2018, during a special appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

After Perlman’s studies at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, he won the Leventritt competition in 1964, which earned him a worldwide career and performances with all the major orchestras and in concert halls around the world.

Perlman has received 16 Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Genesis Prize, a National Medal of Arts from President Clinton, a Medal of Liberty from President Reagan, and a Presidential Medal of Liberty from the President Obama, which is the nation’s highest civilian honour.

De Silva’s partnerships with violin virtuosos Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Joshua Bell, Benny Kim, Kyoko Takezawa, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and James Ehnes have resulted in concerts around the world. the world.

He has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Center in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Gasteig in Munich, the Mozarteum in Salzburg. , La Scala in Milan and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

The State Theater New Jersey is located at 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Tickets range from $49 to $99. Visit

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