Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler’s House
Dec 4, 2022
Itzhak Perlman


Itzhak Perlman, reigning virtuoso of the violin, presents his collection of traditional klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. Released more than 25 years ago, the album became a PBS special that earned Perlman his third Emmy Award. Perlman returns to this project, offering the opportunity to witness not only his masterful technique and remarkable artistry, but also “to see and hear a gifted musician experiencing the pleasure of getting in contact with his roots” (Los Angeles Times).

Program to be announced.
Music director, saxophone and piano
Clarinet and mandolin
Vocals, guitar, accordion and violin
Vocals and accordion
Vocals and percussion
Tsimbl and bass clarinet

Members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band 

Mark Berney trumpet

Mark Hamilton trombone

James Guttman bass

Grantley Smith drums

Pete Rushefsky tsimbl and bass clarinet

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