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Internationally acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman has won fifteen Grammy Awards, performed for Presidents and royalty, and for hundreds of thousands of normal people as well.

Tonight, he’ll perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Francesco Lecce-Chong at Uhlein Hall.  We had the honor of sitting down with Itzhak Perlman ahead of that performance:

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra plays concerts tonight and tomorrow night at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall.

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As you may remember, Milwaukee made international headlines last winter when the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, Frank Almond, was tasered in a parking lot after a performance and the instrument he plays, the Lipinski Stradivarius violin, was stolen from him.

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Johannes Brahms wrote his German Requiem as a memorial to his parents.  The mid-19th Century piece is thought by many scholars to be the composer’s most personal work, and listeners frequently connect to its universal themes of loss, as well.

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Najda Salerno-Sonnenberg is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. Her solo performances are electrifying: she combines supreme artistry and musicality with both precision and fearlessness. She dives deeply into the music and takes her audiences along with her on that journey.