-FUPPETS- is mighty stoked to know that on Wednesday the 4th of November, Itzhak Perlman will be performing with the Houston Symphony Orchestra! There are not that many musicians that one can point to and say "You are witnessing a performance by the greatest *blank* of our time," and Mr. Itzhak Perlman is on that short list.
Mr. Perlman will be performing three different pieces for -FUPPETS- enjoyment.
Berlioz: Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Here is a link to the third movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Itzhak Perlman with the NY Symphony.
Born on August 31st 1945, in Tel Aviv, he contracted polio at the age of 4. He recovered very well and makes use of crutches, or more recently, a motorized scooter to get around, and performs seated. He studied at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and then made his way to the United States to study at the Julliard School. The musical instrument he performs with is
...the antique Soil Stradivarius violin of 1714, formerly owned by Yehudi Menuhin and considered to be one of the finest violins made during Stradivari's "golden period" - ( Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 14 Oct 2009, 13:56 UTC. 2 Nov 2009 )
Here is a 25 year old performance of the Vivaldi Concerto in D Major for Two Violins and Orchestra, performed by the legendary Isaac Stern and Itzhak Perlman.