Happy Birthday, Itzhak Perlman! He turned 65 today. When I lived in Boston, I was lucky enough to be able to go to a performance of his with the Boston Symphony (I guess he was only 35 at the time).
I just wandered through YouTube until I found a piece I wanted to post. I love Carmen, in just about any version I've heard. Unfortunately, this cuts off in the middle, and I can't find a part 2.:
Along with Itzhak Perlman, the performers pictured in the video include Gil Shaham, Jascha Heifetz, Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo Yo Ma, Vanessa Mae, Timothy Yu, Joshua Bell, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Antonio Gades.
[Hat tip to WCPE on Facebook, which is where I found out that today is his birthday.]