February 14, 2024

Itzhak Perlman Performs at Classical Season Celebration 

VIRTUOSO: Celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman is in recital February 24 at State Theatre New Jersey. (Photo by BYU Arts)

State Theatre New Jersey (STNJ) presents violinist Itzhak Perlman in recital on Saturday, February 24 at 8 p.m. This special performance is part of State Theatre’s annual Classical Season Celebration.

“We are thrilled to once again welcome Itzhak Perlman to anchor our Classical Season Celebration,” said Sarah Chaplin, State Theatre New Jersey president and CEO. “As a nonprofit presenting theater, this signature fundraiser provides essential support from our community for STNJ’s year-round classical presentations and arts education programs.”

The Classical Season Celebration includes a pre-show cocktail party, tickets to the performance, and a post-show dessert reception. Classical Season tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at STNJ.org/CSC. Concert tickets only are available at Stnj.org.

The program, in which Perlman is accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva, includes Handel’s Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 1, No. 15; Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”; and Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op. 73.

Perlman has performed with every major orchestra and at concert halls around the globe, He was granted a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2015, a National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 2000, and a Medal of Liberty by President Reagan in 1986. Perlman has been honored with 16 Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Genesis Prize.

In the 2023/24 season, Perlman brings his PBS special In the Fiddler’s House program to San Francisco, Houston, Bethesda, and Palm Beach, joined by today’s klezmer stars including Hankus Netsky, Andy Statman, and members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.