11/19/15 12:32pm
Itzhak Perlman will be trekking to the White House just before Thanksgiving to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He’s seen here with his wife Toby during a summer concert at the Perlman Music Program. (Credit: Burt Farbman)

Itzhak Perlman will be trekking to the White House just before Thanksgiving to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He’s seen here with his wife Toby during a summer concert at the Perlman Music Program. (Credit: Burt Farbman)

Virtuoso violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman is one of 17 luminaries who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, from President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, November 24. (more…)

03/07/15 11:00am
Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, at Shelter Island's Perlman Music Program campus. Credit: Annie Watts file photo, the Shelter Island Reporter

Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, at Shelter Island’s Perlman Music Program campus. (Credit: Annie Watts file photo, the Shelter Island Reporter.)

Celebrated local violinist Itzhak Perlman doesn’t need anything better than a Stradivarius because no better instrument exists.

That’s what Perlman, who coaches young players at Shelter Island’s Perlman Music Program and is married to the school’s co-founder, Toby, said in a December “60 Minutes” segment about Stradivarius violins, which are believed to produce the finest sound in the world. (more…)

10/06/13 2:30pm
Courtesy Photo | Michael Katz

Courtesy Photo | Cellist Michael Katz

The Perlman Music Program will set up camp on Shelter Island over Columbus Day weekend with two concerts. The first, on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. will feature cellist Michael Katz and pianist Qing Jiang, both alumni of the Chamber Music Workshop. They will be performing the works of Beethoven, Cassado, Prokofiev and Radzynski. (more…)