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News Stories

KeyNote’s Continuing Course

February 20, 2018

Expanded programs are helping the IPO Education Department reach more children in 2018.   KeyNote, the Israel Philharmonic’s dynamic Music Education and Community Outreach Department, is expanding existing programs and introducing several new ones. The wider range of interactive experiences – from full orchestra concerts in Bronfman Auditorium to IPO musicians visiting schools across Israel – will add to the tens of thousands of children of all ages and ethnicities who annually benefit from KeyNote. Instrument Day, one of KeyNote’s…[Read More]

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Concerts of a Lifetime

January 22, 2018

David Jacoby and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra go way back.     David Jacoby‘s attendance record with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra may indeed be a record: There are 81 years between his first concert in Tel Aviv and his most recent one in Los Angeles. It’s a relationship that spans the lifetimes of both orchestra and octogenarian, with Jacoby continuing to provide the IPO with annual financial support and by purchasing Gala tickets to every Los Angeles concert.  “The orchestra is a prime…[Read More]

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