February 6, 2020
Violinist Isaac Stern discusses his life in this upbeat profile narrated by Meryl Streep. The film features high praise from colleagues including conductor Zubin Mehta, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, and violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Sarah Chang and Itzhak Perlman. Henry Kissinger and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres also share their admiration. The film includes various performance clips as well as the famous Stern/Jack Benny duel. A lively discussion with Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern and violinist Pinchas Zukerman will follow the screening.
Symphony season subscribers, plus Prelude and Symphony Society donors, may reserve FREE tickets beginning Monday, October 28, with general admission tickets for everyone available Monday, November 11.
Please note: the Kansas City Symphony does not perform at this event.