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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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News Stories

Interview with Yevgenia Pikovsky and Dmitry Ratush

April 19, 2018

An AFIPO interview with an IPO couple married to music… and each other   Arranging our family schedules so we never miss a concert is one thing. For two Israel Philharmonic members who are married to the orchestra and each other, the challenge is having a family schedule. Yevgenia Pikovsky, who leads the orchestra’s second violin section, and her husband Dmitry Ratush, the IPO’s Assistant Principal Viola, love each other, their two children, and being part of Israel’s premier cultural ambassador.…[Read More]

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Interview with Chara Schreyer

One of the world’s leading collectors has a unique gift for supporting the Israel Philharmonic   As an arts patron, Chara Schreyer has been ranked by ArtNews among the world’s top 200 collectors for 16 consecutive years. As a philanthropist, her support for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is one-of-a-kind. In March, Schreyer hosted an event for the AFIPO’s West Coast Chairman’s Council, providing a personal tour of the Hollywood Hills home she and husband Gordon Freund share with major works…[Read More]

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