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Archive for Thursday, April 8, 1999

PERLMAN TO PLAY SOLD-OUT HALL

April 8, 1999

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If you don't have a ticket yet to see Itzhak Perlman's performance Saturday night at the Lied Center, you're probably out of luck.

The concert, which features the legendary violinist with pianist Rohan De Silva, is sold out.

A waiting list for tickets has been created for Friends of the Lied contributors. Those contributors can call the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS, and ask to have their names placed on the list.

Perlman, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, has appeared with every major orchestra and at recitals and festivals throughout the world. In November 1987, he joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for history-making concerts in Warsaw and Budapest, representing the first performances by the orchestra and Perlman in Eastern bloc countries.

In December 1990, Perlman visited Russia to perform at the gala marking the 150th anniversary of Tchaikovsky's birth. The concert, which also featured Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman and Yuri Temirkanov conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic, was televised live in Europe and later broadcast throughout the world. In 1993, he traveled to Prague in the Czech Republic to perform at a Dvorak gala with Ma, Frederica von Stade, Rudolf Firkusny and Seiji Ozawa conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. That concert was also televised internationally.

Perlman, who last performed in Lawrence in October 1990 at Hoch Auditorium, collaborated with film score composer John Williams for Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-winning film "Schindler's List," in which he performed the violin solos.

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