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Itzhak Perlman, violin with Rohan De Silva, piano

Audiences throughout the world treasure Itzhak Perlman not only for his remarkable artistry, but for his charm, humanity, and irrepressible joy in making music. A violin superstar who has performed as soloist with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe—including six performances at Krannert Center since 1974—Perlman also delights audiences through his appearances as a conductor and public speaker. Perlman has been recognized with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the recording arts, a Kennedy Center Honor in celebration of his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of the United States, and the United States’ highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his meritorious contributions to cultural endeavors and for being a powerful advocate for people with disabilities.

Pianist Rohan De Silva has partnered with Itzhak Perlman in recitals worldwide. Of their collaboration, The Seattle Times wrote, “The partnership between the two musicians is as though they breathe together. Rarely does one hear such perfect synchronization of phrasing and expression.”

Dinner Buffet

Before the performance, enjoy a special dinner buffet service at Intermezzo cafe. Select from slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib or roast pork tenderloin with creamy dijon sauce for $14.95. You’ll receive red-skinned mashed potatoes, fresh steamed vegetables, and rolls with your entree. Service begins at 5:30pm and continues until 7:30pm.

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Emily & James Gillespie
  • Mildred Maddox Rose
  • Kay & John Shaner

Patron Sponsors

  • Barbara E. Barnes
  • Jon & Judith Liebman
  • Linda & Barry Weiner

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Willis & Carol Colburn
  • James Economy
  • Anne Mischakoff Heiles & William Heiles
  • Peggy & Christopher Huson
  • Maxine & Jim Kaler
  • Mary Pat & J. Michael Killian
  • Lisa & Mark Klinger
  • Elizabeth & George Miley
  • Wanda & Bruno Nettl
  • Selma Richardson
  • Karen & William Wilkinson

Corporate and Community Silver Sponsors

  • Crandal, Rapier, Englehardt Group Morgan Stanley of Champaign
  • Illinois Public Media

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: development@krannertcenter.illinois.edu, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Sa Nov 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
(waiting list)
Pick Five+: 53 / SC 48 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 55 / SC 50 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Choral Balcony: 15 / UI & YTH 10