Presented by McCoy Center for the Arts and New Albany Symphony Orchestra
Please note per Itzhak Perlman’s request: Masking is strongly encouraged for all audience members attending the performance. Audience members in the first two rows must be fully masked at all times.
A one-night-only performance with beloved musician, Itzhak Perlman! Song selections will include Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, Brahms’ Haydn Variations, and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Itzhak Perlman has performed around the globe throughout his career and has been honored with numerous awards for his musicianship. He has received 16 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2008), four Emmy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor (2003), and a Genesis Prize. In 2015, President Obama awarded Mr. Perlman with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. He has also been presented with a National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 2000, and a Medal of Liberty from President Reagan in 1986. In addition to his artistry as a violinist, Mr. Perlman has taken on the role of conductor for numerous American and international orchestras, and as a speaker at many social engagements. He was the subject of an award-winning documentary titled “Itzhak,” which detailed his struggles as a polio survivor and Jewish emigrant. Itzhak Perlman is a reminder to all that art is truly vital to life.