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Itzhak Perlman to Perform One-Night-Only Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra April 9, 2019

February 11, 2019

Guest Conductor Marin Alsop to Lead the Orchestra and Violin Virtuoso in Program

of Iconic Film Themes and Famous Works by John Williams 

Pre-sale Tickets Available Starting Tomorrow

(Philadelphia, February 11, 2019)—The Philadelphia Orchestra is pleased to welcome back four-time Emmy Award- and 16-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Itzhak Perlman for a special one-night-only concert on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 7:30 PM in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Guest Conductor Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, will lead Perlman and the Philadelphians in a specially curated program that features works from famous film scores, including Cinema Paradiso, Out of Africa, Schindler’s List, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. The program will also showcase several works by John Williams in addition to pieces by Stravinsky, Hupfeld, and Gardel. Pre-sale tickets are available beginning tomorrow at noon; single tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon on Wednesday, February 13. Tickets range from $95-$175 and will be available online at www.philorch.org or by phone at 215.893.1999.

“It’s always a great privilege to have longtime friend of the Orchestra Itzhak Perlman join us. This unique program is sure to highlight his exceptional virtuosity and magnetism with so many beloved works from film,” said Jeremy Rothman, the Orchestra’s vice president of artistic planning. “This is a wonderfully varied program featuring works that span nearly a century, including the theme from Schindler’s List, which Itzhak performed in the film’s original soundtrack.”

Itzhak Perlman made his solo debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1965 and his conducting debut in 1999. His long history with the Orchestra includes recording Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto for EMI in 1978 and performing with pianist Emanuel Ax and cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the opening of the Kimmel Center in 2001. He has established himself as a cultural icon and household name in classical music, beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent.

The musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra have graciously donated their services for this concert.

Itzhak Perlman’s appearance is made possible in part by gifts from Constance Smulker and Joan N. Stern, in memory of Clarence and Diana Stern.


Itzhak Perlman in Concert

April 9 at 7:30 PM––Tuesday evening––Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Marin Alsop Conductor

Itzhak Perlman Violin

Various                        A Bernstein Birthday Bouquet

Stravinsky                   Suite from The Firebird

Hupfeld                        “As Time Goes By,” from Casablanca

Morricone                    Love Theme, from Cinema Paradiso

Williams                      Theme, from Far and Away

Barry                           Main Title, from Out of Africa

Korngold                     Marian and Robin’s Love Theme, from The Adventures of Robin Hood

Williams                      Theme, from Sabrina

Williams                      Theme, from Schindler’s List

Gardel                         “Por una cabeza”


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