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The Many Stories of Bill Fitzpatrick: Meeting Perlman on crutches

A funny story about Prof. Fitzpatrick and Itzhak Perlman

In this video, Prof. Fitzpatrick tells a story that makes you smile involving famous violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Released on December 22, 2021

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I was in Aspen after just getting out of the hospital in Ohio and was staying with Ms Delay. I decided to go to a chamber orchestra rehearsal to say hello and that’s when I ran into Perlman who looked at me as I too was on crutches and said “Hi Billy, what happened to you? Well welcome to the club! But you’re not a permanent member”. We laughed and then he took me behind the tent and started explaining to me all the things I needed to be aware of while on crutches. He must have talked to me for an hour or more. I couldn’t believe he took the time to explain these things to me. I will never forget that moment. I will always be impressed by his humanity.
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George Mahida * VSM MEMBER * on December 26, 2021 @6:41 am PST
What an amazing story! I agree with you Professor Fitzpatrick. Mr. Perlman is not only amazing Violinist but an amazing human being with a sense of humor!
William - host, on December 26, 2021 @7:56 am PST
He truly is all those things !!!
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