Itzhak Perlman, violin
Chazan Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, vocal soloist
Musical director Hankus Netsky
Maestro Russell Ger
members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and
“This is an amazing opportunity for me to work with the 'Kohen Gadol' of music today.”
—Yitzchok Meir Helfgot
“Everything that I recognize from my childhood is in this program. And, of course, Helfgot can do anything. So it’s a win-win combination.”
With Eternal Echoes, Itzhak Perlman has expanded on his 1997 recording Live in the Fiddler’s House, which celebrated the rich tradition of Jewish music. Eternal Echoes, released by Sony in the fall of 2012, weaves an even broader tapestry of music, both sacred and secular, classical and popular, with guests artists and chamber orchestra.
New England Conservatory Contemporary Improvisation chair Hankus Netsky has worked with Perlman on both recording projects, and accompanies him on this concert tour, along with members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, which Netsky founded in 1980, shortly after beginning his teaching career at NEC.