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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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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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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

2017 U.S. Tour to begin and end in New York City

January 30, 2017

Carnegie Hall will once again kick off the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s U.S. tour commencing October 25, 2017 with Music Director

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Maestro Zubin Mehta To Retire October 2019

January 11, 2017

Legendary conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Maestro Zubin Mehta, emotionally announced that he will retire as musical director of

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