One of the great legends of the classical music world, Itzhak Perlman, makes a triumphant return to UMW after a 5-year hiatus. Perlman will join the Philharmonic to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on Saturday, October 26. The program also includes Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
From playing for world leaders and royalty to appearing on Sesame Street, Perlman enjoys a superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. He has received four Emmy Awards throughout his illustrious career, and his chart-topping recordings have earned him 15 Grammy Awards. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan honored Perlman with a Medal of Liberty, and in 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Perlman the National Medal of Arts.