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Itzhak Perlman talks performance anxiety, lifetime achievement awards and more



In November at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, to 17 people. Itzhak Perlman was among the recipients.

The virtuoso deflected his honor with disarming modesty.

"When you get older they start giving you medals," Perlman, 70, said in a recent phone interview. "The highlight was sitting next to Willie Mays."

Perlman performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $47.50 and up. Click here.

For more of Andrew Meacham's interview with Itzhak Perlman, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:24pm]


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