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Itzhak Perlman opens Richmond Symphony season with enthusiasm / Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Itzhak Perlman, greeted with a cheering, standing ovation from a capacity crowd Sunday night at Dominion Arts Center's Carpenter Theatre in the opening concert of the Richmond Symphony's new season, delivered an affectionate account of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor. Perlman's performance was hardly lacking in brilliance - who else mines as much tonal silver from a fiddle? - but this interpretation was more memorable for its songfulness and seamless phrasing in the central andante movement and its almost giddy playfulness in the finale.  Photo by Jay Paul

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