What you need to know about this programme:
• At age 3, too small to hold a violin, Itzhak Perlman taught himself to play the instrument on a toy fiddle.
• One of this generation’s defining artists, Perlman demonstrates that great classical music and popular culture don’t have to be strangers.
• Perlman has performed multiple times at the White House, including President Obama’s Inauguration in 2009.
• The violin virtuoso has been a soloist for many film recordings, including John Williams’ score for Schindler’s List (1993), which won an Oscar for Best Original Score.
• This benefit concert is made possible thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Heather Edwards. Proceeds support CPO Education and Outreach programmes.
RUNE BERGMANN, conductor
ITZHAK PERLMAN, violin