Violinist Itzhak Perlman is an icon of classical music. His Thursday appearance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was a lesson in why that is the case as well as an example of how personality can change the chemistry of a performance, injecting life into a less than ambitious program, despite a few awkward musical moments.
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Additional performances Saturday April 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday April 28 at 3p.m. $23-67. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org .