Whitney Hale

By

College: Fine Arts

Violin Superstar Itzhak Perlman Opens UK Orchestra Season

Published: Sep 28, 2012

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2012) — The reigning violin virtuoso, Itzhak Perlman, returns to the Bluegrass this weekend to open the 94th season of the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (UKSO). Presented in partnership with Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate as part of their Civil War commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ashland, Perlman and UKSO will take the stage 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

 

Itzhak Perlman and the UK Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of John Nardolillo, will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, as part of a program that also features orchestra performances of Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World." This is UKSO's second concert with Perlman, who first appeared with the university orchestra in March 2011.

 

As part of the violinist's visit to Lexington, Perlman will also be awarded the 2012 Henry Clay Medallion by the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation.

 

Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. In 2009, Perlman performed in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. President Reagan awarded him a Medal of Liberty in 1986, and President Clinton presented him the National Medal of Arts in December 2000. In 2003, he was a Kennedy Center Honoree. In 2007, he performed at the state dinner for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip hosted by President George W. Bush and first lady Laura  Bush at the White House.

 

A classical music icon, Perlman devotes considerable time to education, both in his participation each summer in the Perlman Music Program and his teaching at the Juilliard School, where he holds the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Chair. He is the recipient of four Emmy Awards and15 Grammy awards, , as well as a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for excellence in the recording arts. Perlman was awarded an honorary doctorate and a centennial medal on the occasion of Julliard's 100th commencement ceremony in 2005.

 

Perlman’s 2012-13 season alone will see the icon perform as a soloist at both new and familiar major music centers around the world. This fall he appears with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on a play/conduct program for the orchestra’s opening night; immediately thereafter, he joins the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall under Music Director Alan Gilbert in their season opening concert, to be televised on PBS’s "Live From Lincoln Center."

 

After playing at UK, Perlman will travel to South America for recitals in Peru, Brazil and Argentina with pianist and frequent collaborator, Rohan De Silva. Other highlights of his upcoming year include the release of his new album "Eternal Echoes" on the SONY Classical label and an extensive tour of recitals and orchestral appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montreal, Kansas City, Sarasota, Houston, Las Vegas and Seattle.

 

To see Itzhak Perlman's performance at Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Colombia, visit Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/19575794.

 

Since John Nardolillo took the conductor's podium of the UK Symphony Orchestra, it has enjoyed great success racking up recording credits and sharing the stage with such acclaimed international artists as Lynn Harrell, Gil Shaham, Mark O'Connor, Sarah Chang, Marvin Hamlisch, as well as Pink Martini and the Boston Pops.

 

UK Symphony Orchestra has also received acclaim for recording projects, including the live recording of "In Times Like These" with folk icon Arlo Guthrie. Other orchestra recording credits include: the premiere cast recording of Thomas Pasatieri's "The Hotel Casablanca" with UK Opera Theatre; "Music of the Horse," a collection of equestrian-inspired music sponsored by UK School of Music and the Keeneland Foundation; and more recently a critically acclaimed recording of composer George Frederick McKay's "Epoch: An American Dance Symphony" with the UK Women's Choir. UK Symphony Orchestra is one of a very select group of university orchestras under contract with Naxos, the world's largest classical recording label. UK Symphony Orchestra is one of several ensembles house at the UK School of Music in the UK College of Fine Arts

 

Tickets for the UKSO concert with Itzhak Perlman are on sale now. Prices vary by seat location and range from $65 to $85. A processing fee will be added upon completion of all transactions. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Singletary Center ticket office at 859-257-4929, visiting online at www.scfatickets.com, or in person at the venue.

 

Student rush tickets will also be available for the Perlman concert beginning at noon Saturday, Sept. 29. As part of the rush, students can purchase two tickets for $44 with a valid student ID. A processing fee will be added upon completion of all rush transactions. Student rush tickets are only available in person at the Singletary Center ticket office or by phone at 859-257-4929. 

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

 

cropped_mainitzhak.gif
August
 
 
 
 
 
1
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Fri
2
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Sat
3
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Artful Sunday: Wrapped Art
Sun
4
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Mon
5
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Tue
6
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Get Moving - A Walking Group for Caregivers
Wed
7
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Thu
8
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Fri
9
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Sat
10
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Sun
11
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Mon
12
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
UK Working Moms Connection
Tue
13
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Wed
14
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Thu
15
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Fri
16
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Sat
17
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
Sun
18
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Mon
19
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Tue
20
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Wed
21
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Thu
22
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Midnight Dodgeball Tournament
CARES First Year Focus Parent Meetings
CARES First Year Focus Parent Meetings
Parent and Families Reception
Residence Hall Floor Meeting
Off-campus Freshmen Check-in
K Team Meeting: K Week Kick-off
Death By Chocolate
Fri
23
Employee Educational Assistance Award
A Parent's Guide to Life after August 23
Campus Safety Information Session
Donut Avoid The Study
Common Cents: Money Management for College Students Session 1
See Blue...See Community
Succeeding in A Large Lecture Classroom
Horses, Bluegrass, Basketball, and More: Welcome to Kentucky
Success at Any Age: College Tips for Adult Learners
Write Right: Tips for Writing Well in College
Common Cents: Money Management for College Students Session 2
How to Graduate in Four Years
Parental Involvement in Fraternity and Sorority Life
Parents Watch for Warning Signs: Suicide Prevention for College Students
Preparing to be a Pre-Professional
Presentation U!: Where YOU are the Ultimate Presentation
Religious Life at UK
Successful Off-Campus Living
The Transfer Student Cruise: Navigating your way through UK
UK Parking & Transportation 101
You Heard It Here First: Tips From A Faculty Member
New Student Induction Ceremony
Minority Student Welcome
Transfer Student Cookout
K Team Meeting: K Week Overview
Men's Soccer vs. Georgia State
Big Blue U
Campus Ruckus
Campus Ruckus
Sat
24
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: Jackass 3
LNFS Presents: Godzilla
Pedalpalooza
K Team Meeting: Lunch and Campus Tour
Center for Community Outreach: Do Good, Start Here.
UK Lex-Mart
Alternative Service Breaks: See the World, Change the World
From the Real World to the Amazing Race, Don't Wipeout: Your Advisor, Advising, and You
Blackboard Basics
Student Government Association Information Session
EMPOWER: Women’s Leadership Retreat Interest Session
Student Center Spectacular
Student Center Spectacular
Sun
25
Employee Educational Assistance Award
UK FUSION
UK Parking & Transportation 101
University of Kentucky Association for Transfer Students Interest Session
Candy, Condoms, Coffee
Cleaner, Healthier, Cheaper, Faster: Why Bicycling is the Best Way to Get Around Campus (and how to do it safely)
Working on Campus
K Team Meeting: Dinner with your K Team
Meijer Mania
Mon
26
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Last Day to Drop a Course with 100% Refund
Chem at UK Cafe-N-OJ with the Student American Chemical Society
Coffee (or Coke), Cookies, & Communication!: Come see blue. at Presentation U!
Don't Blow Yourself Up: Surviving Chemistry
Fraternity Recruitment Info Session
OMG! Did I Just E-Mail That to My Professor???
Surviving Your First Year and Beyond: Strategies To Do Well in Your Classes
Sustainable UK: Exploring Environmental Programs in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFE)
A User Guide for Your Mathematics Class
Discover the UK Art Museum
K Team Meeting: Common Reading Experience Discussion
Common Reading Introduction for International Students
Transfer Student Meet and Greet
We Are UK
Rec 'N Roll 2014
Big Blue Bingo Night
Mic Check
Tue
27
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Fraternity Recruitment Info Session
LNFS Presents: Jurassic Park
First Day of Classes
Open House - Special Collections Research Center
King Cookout
Campus Outreach
Opening Act: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Wed
28
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Her
LNFS Presents: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Student Involvement Fair
OrgSync Info session
LGBTQ* Welcome Back
Dive Into Diversity!
CATalyst's Dive Into Diversity Session
Residence Hall Floor Meetings
Thu
29
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Sea of Blue
One Last Beach Bash: RSA Block Party
LNFS Presents: Team America: World Police
Pills and Pizza
K Week Event: Pills and Pizza
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Wichita State
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Francis Marion
Fri
30
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: Neighbors
The Tailgate "Kick-Off"
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Butler
Kentucky Football vs. UT-Martin
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech
Sat
31
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Ohio
Men's Soccer vs. Belmont
Sun
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aug 30
LNFS Presents: Neighbors 08/30/2014

Sat, 08/30/2014

Sun, 08/31/2014

Tue, 09/02/2014

Reset Page