Friday, February 1, 2008
Itzhak Perlman's in Town!
I heard it on the radio today! He's playing with the Philharmonic this weekend. Of course, all three performances are sold out otherwise I would totally be there. He's one of the greatest violinists of this century and if you don't know him, you've probably heard him because he is the solo violinist on the soundtracks of Schindler's List and Memoirs of a Geisha.
My mom took me to see him perform when I was little. We had fantastic seats on the third row, dead center. I remember him coming onto stage with his crutches (he contracted polio as a child) and sitting on a chair playing right in front of us. I fell asleep during the concert, but it was memorable, nonetheless. BTW, my mom told me on the phone today to go to the concert and try to get some scalped tickets. Do they scalp tickets to classical violin performances? I love that she thinks this is a good idea - she'd be at the concert hall trying to get tickets if she was here!