Kennedy Center Honoree Itzhak Perlman has been praised as "the only bona fide celebrity violinist around" (The New York Times). With Leonard Slatkin and the NSO, he performs Barber's Violin Concerto in a program that also includes works by Weber, Vaughan Williams, and Tchaikovsky.
Program and Notes
- Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
- Samuel Barber
- Violin Concerto, Op. 14
- Season Opening Ball concert Season Opening Ball concert features cellist Yo-Yo Ma (b. Paris, France), pianist Emmanuel Ax (b. L'viv, Ukraine), and violinist Itzhak Perlman (b. Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel).
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