Itzhak Perlman's Chanukah Radio Party

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Itzhak Perlman Lisa Marie Mazzucco
28min 56sec : Itzhak Perlman's Chanukah Radio Party - Part 1
29min 4sec : Itzhak Perlman's Chanukah Radio Party - Part 2

Itzhak Perlman invites you to his Chanukah Radio Party at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, on Classical MPR.

Join the superstar violinist as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday — some serious, some silly.

This engaging one-hour special includes numbers from Itzhak Perlman's radio-addicted childhood in Israel; evocative songs in Yiddish and Ladino; classical music that revolves around the Maccabee heroes of the story; and Chanukah gems by American folk singers. The master storyteller also regales you with jokes and memories, plus tales of three classic Chanukah symbols: the menorah, the latke, and, of course, the dreidel.

A good time for the whole family, at Itzhak Perlman's Chanukah Radio Party!