Apr 25, 2008

Itzhak Perlman

Infinity Mirror in Green Room by Finijo

I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of complimentary tickets to see Itzhak Perlman's one night only concert at Jones Hall, sponsored by The Society for Performing Arts. Mr. Perlman played the violin as beautifully as it can be played. He chose Bach's Sonata No. 3 in E Major for violin and keyboard BWV 1016, Strauss' Sonata for violin in E flat major, Op. 18, and Schumann's Phantasiesticke for violin & piano, Op. 73.

Flowers in Green Room by Finijo
He followed those pieces with a variety of shorter pieces, and he entertained the audience with casual and amusing comments between the pieces. He was accompanied by a wonderfully talented pianist, Rohan De Silva. Together they made unbelievably beautiful music.
Karim and Mural by Finijo
This was likely a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to see Itzhak Perlman live, because he said he had not played in Houston for 40 years. I was doubly blessed on this evening to have the opportunity to go to the party for Mr. Perlman after the concert, and to be able to tell Mr. Perlman how much I enjoyed the concert. He was very gracious, but he looked a little uncomfortable navigating the crowd of party goers on the stage at Jones Hall. I need to thank Karim for inviting me and Michael for making the night possible. It was fantastic!!!
** The Infinity Mirror Picture is blurry, but it is such a beautiful room, I used it anyway. I hope to be able to retake that shot in the future.

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