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Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot: The Soul of Jewish Music [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE]

March 17, 2011 | 1:12 pm

A just-released video captures a bit of music history.  It’s a rehearsal, but no ordinary rehearsal.   

Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot are practicing for an upcoming concert in which the virtuoso violinist and the world-famous cantor will join forces with acclaimed Klezmer revivalist Hankus Netsky and a Klezmer ensemble on March 30th, in Los Angeles, at the Saban Theatre.

Titled “The Soul of Jewish Music,” the show is a dream of Perlman, who was moved the first time he heard Cantor Helfgot and decided that his once-in-a-generation voice deserved a wider audience. Under the musical direction of Netsky, Perlman and Helfgot will be joined by a Klezmer band and a full orchestra.

Proceeds from the LA performance will benefit Bet Tzedek’s Holocaust Survivors Justice Network. The show is being produced by Media Eagles and IMG Artists.

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.  The Jewish Journal, an event co-sponsor, will feature an interview with Perlman in an upcoming issue.  Meanwhile, watch:

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