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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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Huberman in Hardcover

February 28, 2017

Josh Aronson puts his IPO documentary ‘Orchestra of Exiles’ into print   Some years ago, Dorit Straus had an epiphany. The Israeli-born amateur pianist, then living in New York City, shared it with another of her piano teacher’s students. “She told me that she had suddenly realized that her entire family was alive because of the actions of one man in 1936,” recalled documentary filmmaker Josh Aronson. That man was Bronislaw Huberman, and because, like many Americans, Aronson had not…[Read More]

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The Maestro’s Sesquicentennial

A new Toscanini biography recounts his role in the birth of the IPO March 25 marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of conductor Arturo Toscanini. His pre-eminence was such that for more than half a century before his death at 89 in 1957, the world knew him simply as ‘The Maestro.’ He lent that international stature to the 1936 launch of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, then called the Palestine Orchestra, by conducting a program that, to mark IPO’s 80th…[Read More]

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