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American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) seeks to strengthen and broaden
the reach of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as the preeminent cultural ambassador for the
State of Israel and expand the support of classical music and musical education in Israel.

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Tour of the Far East

Principal Bassist, Peter Marck, blogged throughout the IPO’s 7 city tour, giving an inside look at travelling with a major orchestra

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Browse the timeline of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and read about it's rich history from 1936 to today

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An historic project

June 1, 2017

Dedication and detective work are getting an organized, digitized IPO Archives online Avivit Hochstadter picked up another unmarked photo from among the countless boxes and cabinets that long served as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Archives. Once again the IPO Archives Manager’s monumental digitization project had ground to a halt. She showed the image to Archives Researcher Gabriel Volé, an orchestra bassist from 1967 to 2013 who, in addition to occasionally filling in on stage, helps Hochstadter two days a week.…[Read More]

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Goodwill ambassador

Violinist Sharon Cohen represents the IPO and Israel at Alan Gilbert’s Farewell ‘Concert for Unity’ at Lincoln Center, June 8-10 A United Nations of music is coming together within blocks of United Nations Plaza. Individual members of 17 orchestras in 15 countries are joining with the New York Philharmonic for “The Concert for Unity,” June 7-10. Among them, 34-year-old violinist Sharon Cohen will represent both the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the State of Israel. They will perform Mahler’s Symphony No.…[Read More]

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