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Concert to Support Met Council on Jewish Poverty and The Perlman Music Program

In an historic post Purim concert to support Met Council on Jewish Poverty and The Perlman Music Program, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and famed tenor Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot will bring their soulful sounds to Brooklyn with a major performance at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting or or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, located at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

Perlman and Cantor Helfgot will be joined on stage by Perlman’s long-time collaborator Hankus Netsky, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and an 18-Piece Chamber Orchestra with members of The Perlman Music Program, conducted by Russell Ger. The evening’s program will be drawn from the songs of the ” Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul” album, upon which Perlman and Helfgot recently collaborated and also include selections from Perlman’s “In the Fiddler’s House”, one of the most popular PBS specials of all time.

The concert, which is presented by Barclays Center developer and majority owner Bruce Ratner, is in support of Met Council on Jewish Poverty and The Perlman Music Program. “It is such an honor to host Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Helfgot, two globally distinguished and celebrated musicians, who will bring a beautiful confluence of music to Barclays Center,” said Bruce Ratner. “This concert further redefines the role that a sports and entertainment arena can play in a community by exposing larger audiences to a wide variety of cultures. Brooklyn has a storied tradition of chazzanut, Jewish liturgical music, and we are proud to bring this rich art form to the borough’s biggest stage.”

“I am so delighted to be collaborating with Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot at the spectacular new Barclays Center, as there could be no more perfect place to be giving a performance of Eternal Echoes,” Itzhak Perlman said. “The music you will hear has very special meaning for me – and it’s a privilege and an honor to perform it together with Cantor Helfgot and a cast of great musicians in Brooklyn. I am deeply grateful to Bruce Ratner for making this concert possible.”

“It is an honor and a profound privilege for me to perform with the world’s greatest violinist in Brooklyn’s newest and most magnificent arena,” Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot said. “There is nothing quite like home, and this evening salutes and honors the deeply-rooted cantorial tradition of Brooklyn, which in yesteryear was home to the greatest cantors of this century. It is especially meaningful for me to be able to perform in my hometown.” Separate seating for men and women will be offered will be offered for men and women.

For the concert, Barclays Center will offer Glatt Kosher selections at its Avenue K concession stand, as well as at additional stands that will include culinary options from famed kosher restaurant Abigael’s on Broadway.

In respect of Jewish custom, a separate seating section for men and women will be offered.

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