Itzhak Perlman joins Cantor Helfgot for ‘Rejoicing’ special on PBS
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Itzhak Perlman joins Cantor Helfgot for ‘Rejoicing’ special on PBS

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“Great Performances: Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot.” Joseph Sinnott

Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer on “THIRTEEN’s Great Performances,” airing on PBS on Sunday, September 21, at 7 p.m.

The music of “Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot” showcases Mr. Perlman’s classical technique and Cantor Helfgot’s voice. Reminiscences by Elie Wiesel, Joel Grey, and Neil Sedaka also are featured. The program is directed by Joshua Waletzky, whose earlier collaboration with Mr. Perlman, “In the Fiddler’s House,” won a prime-time Emmy in 1995.

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