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Distributed September 3, 1996
Contact: Linda Mahdesian

A night to remember

Itzhak and Navah Perlman to perform with Brown Orchestra Jan. 29

Itzhak Perlman and his daughter Navah Perlman will perform a benefit concert with the Brown University Orchestra Jan. 29, 1997, at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 16.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Internationally acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman and his daughter, pianist Navah Perlman (Class of 1992), will perform a benefit concert with the Brown University Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Proceeds will benefit the music performance program at Brown.

"We're thrilled about this concert," said Paul Phillips, conductor of the Brown Orchestra. "Performing with both Navah and Itzhak Perlman on the same program is a unique opportunity for great music making." According to Phillips, this will be the first time the Perlmans, who often perform recitals as a duo, will perform as soloists with an orchestra on the same concert program.

The Brown Orchestra will open the concert with Dvorak's "Carnival" Overture. Navah Perlman will then play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major. Following intermission, Itzhak Perlman will perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major.

This will be the second time the Brown Orchestra has performed with Itzhak Perlman, who received an honorary degree from Brown in May. Perlman performed with the orchestra in April 1992 at New York's Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center in a benefit concert that raised approximately $500,000 for undergraduate scholarship aid at Brown.

"It was exciting to perform with Perlman in New York, of course," said Phillips, "but I'm delighted that this time we'll be performing in Providence, which will give students and all members of the Brown community a much greater opportunity to attend."

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16. To order tickets by phone (VISA or MasterCard only), call toll-free 1-888-289-4526. Ticket prices are $25 and $50, with a $15 ticket available for Brown students only. Two special packages are available. A $125 ticket includes a post-concert reception, and a $500 ticket includes dinner and the post-concert reception. Group rates are also available.