In the June issue we review Itzhak Perlman’s concert of Jewish sacred music at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn. He performed with the cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the Klezmer Conservatory Band and an 18-piece chamber orchestra, as well as members of the Perlman Music Program. Here is Helfgot’s performance of Mizmor Lidovid, accompanied by Perlman – and a few voices from the audience!
‘Perlman’s moments to shine came mainly in the long, melismatic introductions in which Helfgot’s high-flying tenor keened and soared, and before the rhythm section kicked in with klezmer dance beats. Perlman particularly scored with soulful numbers like Mizmor Lidovid’ – Brian Wise in the June 2013 issue