Itzhak Perlman Returns to the Atlanta Symphony Hall

Saturday, May 21st 7:00 PM

Health & Safety Note: Patrons of this performance will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (14 days past final vaccination shot) or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the performance. Children under 12 years are exempt. Mask wearing will be mandatory. Entry requirements are subject to change. More details are available on our Health & Safety page.

While most classical soloists rarely reach household-name status, this one has. Say the name Itzhak Perlman in almost any country, town, or corner of the world and people will know who he is, what he does, and the immense expanse of his talent. But it’s not just his virtuosity with the violin that charms audiences, but rather his expressive love of playing the violin. He has captivated audiences for decades, and each time he comes to Atlanta it’s a treasured experience.

With Nicola Luisotti on the podium, the concert opens with Mendelssohn’s programmatic Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage inspired by the same Goethe poems that inspired Beethoven’s 1815 cantata of the same title.  Tchaikovsky’s much loved Romeo and Juliet overture follows with Bruch’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular works in violin repertoire, closing the program.

Robin Sturgis

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