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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 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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Origins of Amit Poznansky’s Footnote Suite

October 16, 2017

Origins of Amit Poznansky’s Footnote Suite Uzi Shalev, Assistant Principal Bassoonist     “It all started in 2012, when I went with my wife Edna to see the film “Footnote.” As we watched this magnificent film, with its very special plot, I whispered to Edna,”What beautiful music!!” The great drama, the father-son story revolving around these two Talmudic scholars and the tension, love and anger between them, captured my heart. But the music, the music, left me breathless. It is rare…[Read More]

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