December 10, 2019

‘Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity’ With Itzhak Perlman to Air on PBS

Courtesy of Edward DeArmitt

PBS will honor the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and first responders on Tuesday, Dec. 11, with Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity,” a performance featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Produced by WQED and recorded at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall on Nov. 27, the special will also stream on and on the PBS Facebook page concurrently with the broadcast and will subsequently be available on and mobile apps for various devices.

“Through our production of this Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert, we hope to inspire healing and to repay the kindness the world has shown Pittsburgh during the city’s darkest days in the aftermath of the tragedy,” said WQED President and CEO, Deborah L. Acklin.

“It is our hope that the Concert for Peace and Unity brings a sense of peace and healing in the wake of unimaginable tragedy,” PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said. “We thank the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and WQED for partnering with PBS to share this beautiful tribute with a national audience.”

“Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity” will air on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m on PBS (check local listings).