Famed Violinist Itzhak Perlman Performs at Ed Sullivan Theater 60 Years After His Showcase as Child Prodigy on Same Stage
Famous violinist Itzhak Perlman performed last week at New York City’s Ed Sullivan Theater as part of a segment for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
The performance took place on the exact same day and stage that Perlman graced 60 years earlier when he performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a child prodigy, at the age of 13. Colbert showed the audience a clip from that showcase in 1958.
During his appearance on Colbert’s show, the Grammy-winning violinist also talked about the “horrible massacre” recently at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which 11 Jewish worshipers were massacred by a white supremacist gunman.
Perlman said, “All you have to do is you have to remember and you have to hope. Because antisemitism is here and we shouldn’t think about it as something that happened in the past. It’s here and we have to get together, and support each other, and music is just something that helps heal…Times are tough but we have music at least.”
Watch Perlman perform on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” below: