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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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A Historic Project

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

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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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News Stories

AFIPO Awarded NYC Mayoral Proclamation 10/25

October 25, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially declared today, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, “American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Day.” Read the official proclamation:

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A Legacy of Vision

October 17, 2017

A Legacy of Vision The AFIPO’s Bronislaw Huberman Society is dedicated to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s future. Bronislaw Huberman was already a world-famous violinist when he dedicated himself to the creation of an orchestra in Palestine that would save Jewish musicians and establish a classical music tradition in the future nation. Today, his personal legacy of vision, commitment, and generosity is the bedrock of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra‘s mission. Donors who create a legacy gift through the American Friends of…[Read More]

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