Itzhak Perlman

TREE OF LIFE:
A Concert for Peace and Unity

TREE OF LIFE: A Concert for Peace and Unity

 

Join renowned Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for a special concert in remembrance of the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy.

 

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Classical Rewind 2

Classical Rewind 2

 

Join actor/conductor David Ogden Stiers for a visual and aural feast of works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Copland, Dvorak, Bizet and many others.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS
Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

 

Discover the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso. Through vintage performances, master classes and Heifetz’ previously unseen home movies, this documentary portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do. New interviews include other great violinists influenced by Heifetz, including Itzhak Perlman, Ivry Gitlis and Ida Haendel, former students Ayke Agus and Sherry Kloss, and biographers John Anthony Maltese and Arthur Vered. They reveal how Heifetz was a mysterious, idiosyncratic, solitary figure who embodied the paradox of artistic genius: a dedication to his craft at all costs.

 

Victor Borge’s
Timeless Comedy!

Victor Borge's Timeless Comedy!

 

Air date: Sun., June 7, 8:30 pm

 

This special stars the legendary Victor Borge and features his funniest and most memorable skits. Hosted by world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, a big fan of Borge, this program includes rare archival footage from the Borge family vault and  contains bits such as “Dance of the Comedians,” “Follow Me with Sergio Franchi,” and routines not seen for more than 40 years from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Hollywood Palace” and other variety programs.

 

Classical Rewind

Classical Rewind

 

Air date: Fri., June 5, 9:00 pm

 

Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. In this engaging welcome to the world of classical hits, viewers will experience the beauty and romance of Bach, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Wagner and other masters, with a visual feast to match each piece. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, among others.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

 

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and celebrated cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings.