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An Evening with Itzhak Perlman, violinist; Rohan de Silva, pianist

  • Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 1600 Broadway Boulevard Kansas City, MO, 64108 United States (map)

Superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman will close the Harriman-Jewell Series season with a world-premiere event: An Evening with Itzhak Perlman. He will be joined by pianist Rohan De Silva for live music, stories, film, and photos illustrating and celebrating an incomparable career. 

Over the years, Itzhak Perlman has shared his love of music with everyone. His warm personality and the rich, burnished tone of his violin have made him a favorite performer across the globe. At 26, violinist Itzhak Perlman played his Harriman-Jewell Series debut in 1971. Now, 48 years later, the beloved musician will play his 12th Series concert.

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak 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 his irrepressible joy for making music.

Born in Israel in 1945, Mr. Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. An early recipient of an America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship, he came to New York and soon was propelled to national recognition with an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, he won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964, which led to a burgeoning worldwide career. Since then, Itzhak Perlman has established himself as a cultural icon and household name in classical music.

Pianist Rohan De Silva’s partnerships with the world's violin virtuosos have led to highly acclaimed performances at recital venues all over the world. Alongside Itzhak Perlman, Rohan De Silva has appeared worldwide in recital and performed multiple times at the White House, most recently in 2012 at the invitation of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama for Israeli President and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres.

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