El Paso, TX

Aug 1-11, 2019 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon


Plaza Docs
Saturday, August 10
Philanthropy Theatre
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Itzhak 1

One of the classical music world’s leading virtuosos — who returns to the Plaza Theatre on March 3, 2020, courtesy of El Paso Pro-Musica — receives a cinematic hug with this documentary, billed as “a revealing scrapbook of Perlman’s favorite stories.” Beginning with a clip from The Ed Sullivan Show, on which the 13-year-old violinist made his TV debut, Itzhak moves through vignettes from his life, including his polio diagnosis at age 4, his victory at the Leventritt Competition in 1964, and his five-decade marriage to Toby Friedlander, herself an accomplished violinist. Sprinkled in between are testimonials from his friends, such as Alan Alda, and segments on Perlman’s passions, such as his love of baseball, especially the New York Mets. It’s a musical portrait enclosed in “warmth, humor and above all, love.”

Tickets are on sale at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.com (service charges apply.)

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Starring: Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda
Rated: NR