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Read about the IPO's monumental task of digitizing over 80 years of history, preserving and organizing for future generations.

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News Stories

Countdown to Pension: IPO Buenos Aires Tour

August 7, 2017

March 2019 will mark a huge change in the life of Peter Marck. Join us on an intimate and personal quest through the tides with a passionate musician and IPO icon, and a dear friend. For the first time and exclusively to IPO colleagues and followers, a musician of our Orchestra will share insights into the challenging but also liberating process he goes through – towards his final performance with the IPO. IPO Buenos Aires Tour August 27, 2016   Today,…[Read More]

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A Golden State of Gratitude

July 31, 2017

(Left Photo from L-R: Damien Chazelle, Olivia Hamilton, Athena Karp, Matti Leshem; Second Row: Lynn Harris Leshem, Steve Kofsky, Julian Rachlin) (Right Photo from L-R: Jacob Zacuto, Irwin Field, Peter O’Malley) Los Angeles and San Francisco prepare benefit galas befitting the occasion. The middle leg of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 Fall Tour runs up and down the length of California with three concerts in three cities over three days. Of those three cities – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Barbara…[Read More]

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