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News Stories

Interview with Avi Shoshani

March 20, 2018

An interview with the IPO’s long time Secretary General   Avi Shoshani, the Secretary General of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, joined the IPO in 1973. At 25, he began a historic artistic partnership with Maestro Zubin Mehta, who four years earlier was appointed IPO Music Advisor. Together, as Israel marked its 25 Anniversary, they would reinvigorate both the roster and role of this influential institution. Last fall, while accompanying the Israel Philharmonic on its North American tour, Mr. Shoshani took…[Read More]

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A Patron Party in Aspen

February 21, 2018

The 70th Annual Aspen Music Festival is just one part of July’s AFIPO Patrons Trip   This July, the 70th Aspen Music Festival will provide the backdrop and musical highlights for an AFIPO members-only trip that includes elegant dinners in beautiful homes, guided tours of art museums and private collections, and time to explore this famous Rocky Mountain retreat and celebrity haven. “The Music Festival concerts will be wonderful,” said AFIPO West Coast Director Danielle Ames Spivak. “But they’re just…[Read More]

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