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Ticket sales update: Advance tickets for this performance through Washington Performing Arts Patron Services are now closed. All remaining ticket sales for this performance are taking place via The Kennedy Center. Please visit The Kennedy Center website or call (202) 467-4600 to check on last minute ticket availability.

One of the world’s most respected violinists and music educators, Itzhak Perlman has reached out to new audiences throughout his storied career, from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958 to Sesame Street in the 1980s to 2018’s duet with jazz pianist Jon Batiste on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In this multi-media program, joined by master pianist and longtime collaborator Rohan De Silva, he treats a Washington Performing Arts audience to a unique and intimate window on his life and work through live performance, rarely seen home movies, and personal anecdotes from more than a half-century of music-making.

Program: to be announced from the stage

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From event sponsors Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather:

We are delighted to help Washington Performing Arts bring this evening of music and reminiscences with the storied violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Rohan De Silva to D.C.-area audiences. Perlman has touched so many people of all ages around the world with his music—it is sure to be an occasion to remember for years to come.

—Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman; and Dr. Mark Cinnamon and Ms. Doreen Kelly.

This is one of eleven 2021/22 Season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via international performances, globally inspired Mars Arts D.C. programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2021/22: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Additional sponsorships are available for this performance and others in the 2021/22 season. Contact Elizabeth Racheva, Chief Advancement Officer, at Sponsorship@WashingtonPerformingArts.org or (202) 533-1862 to learn more.


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