Legendary Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Perform at UT

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee Cultural Attractions Committee will host legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Tennessee Theatre.

Perlman has won 15 Grammy Awards, four Emmys and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000 by President Bill Clinton. He has released 12 albums and appeared on such shows as “Sesame Street” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Perlman also collaborated on the score of Steven Speilberg’s Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List.

In 2002, Perlman released the album “Rhapsody” featuring such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, the Juilliard String Quartet and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Selections on the album range from Perlman’s popular classical pieces to his styling with film composer John Williams.

Tickets are $5 for students, $35 for faculty and staff and $40 for the public. Tickets are available at the University Center Central Ticket Office and all Tickets Unlimited outlets, by phone at 865-656-4444, or online at www.KnoxvilleTickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

The Cultural Attractions Committee aims to expose the UT and Knoxville communities to new ideas and experiences by providing culturally diverse programs in a variety of music and dance genres.

For more information on this event, contact UT’s Office of Student Activities at (865) 974-5455. For more information on Perlman, visit www.sonyclassical.com/artists/perlman/bio.html..

Contact:
Edee Vaughan, Office of Student Activities (865) 974-5455

Beth Gladden, media relations,(865) 974-9008 or beth.gladden@tennessee.edu