American Masters Profiles Itzhak Perlman

October 4, 2018

American Masters, the award-winning PBS series produced by THIRTEEN, explores the lives and creative journeys of America’s most enduring artistic and cultural giants. On Sunday, October 14 at 10 p.m., THIRTEEN shares the story of New Yorker Itzhak Perlman in American Masters: Itzhak. Tweet along with Perlman, who will be live tweeting from his account @PerlmanOfficial during the premiere!

From Schubert and Strauss to Mozart and Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke life’s struggles and celebrations. Explore the life of the famous violinist, a polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, in this film featuring conversations with Perlman, musicians, friends and colleagues including Billy Joel and Alan Alda, and his wife of 50 years, Toby Perlman. Watch online at or the THIRTEEN Explore app beginning October 15.

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