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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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An inside view

Tour of the Far East

Principal Bassist, Peter Marck, blogged throughout the IPO’s recent 7 city tour, giving an inside look at travelling with a major orchestra

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History

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 Earns 4-Star Rating!

June 9, 2016

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) is proud to be recognized as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator,

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Music Festival to Celebrate IPO’s 80th Anniversary

May 25, 2016

December 26, 2016 will mark 80 years since Maestro Arturo Toscanini conducted the inaugural concert of the (later named) Israel

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