The Icon Award: Honoring Itzhak Perlman

12/27/2018

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with the City of Sandy Springs and the Sandy Springs Society, is proud to present a recital by Israeli-American music artist Itzhak Perlman on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre. As a part of the event, AJFF will present Maestro Perlman with the Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts, which honors exemplary artists who have upheld a tradition of excellence in film, informed directly or indirectly by a Jewish subject or sensibility.

Undeniably a virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical performer. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world. In his repertoire of film music, Perlman is best known for his collaboration with composer John Williams on the Oscar-winning score of Schindler’s List, as well as Disney’s Fantasia 2000, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the martial arts epic Hero.

The program for the evening will include a variety of solo violin works performed by Perlman, in partnership with acclaimed pianist Rohan De Silva. Tickets range from $65.00 to $100.00 and are available for purchase exclusively through the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center box office located at 1 Galambos Way, at citysprings.com, or by calling 770-206-2022. 

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About Itzhak Perlman:

Born in Israel in 1945, Mr. Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He came to New York and soon was propelled into the international arena with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr. Perlman won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964, which led to a burgeoning worldwide career. Since then, Itzhak Perlman has appeared with every major orchestra and in recitals and festivals around the world and his work has garnered four Emmy awards, 15 Grammy awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

About The Icon Award

The Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts, honors exemplary artists who have upheld a tradition of excellence in film, informed directly or indirectly by a Jewish subject or sensibility. This honor serves to showcase the extraordinary universe of artists and industry leaders who make the magic of movies possible, exemplifying the term “iconic” through storied careers that have left an indelible mark on their craft, and the broader cultural consciousness. 

The Icon Award was first bestowed upon writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, Star Wars saga).