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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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News Stories

A Leonard Bernstein Trio

June 21, 2018

A new exhibition in Philadelphia, a daughter’s memoir and a Tanglewood concert have special appeal for the AFIPO.   The two years of special concerts, exhibitions and conferences currently underway to honor Leonard Bernstein, are part of a worldwide centennial celebration centered around the 100th Anniversary of his birth next month, on August 25, 2018. Here are three ways for AFIPO members to deepen and share their appreciation for Leonard Bernstein as we near the big day.   BERNSTEIN’S ISRAEL…[Read More]

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Introduction to Huberman

June 20, 2018

Former Journalist Peter Aronson brings the IPO’s founder and founding to middle-grade readers. It will soon be easy for those who love the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to share the extraordinary story of its founder and founding with young readers. On July 17, Peter Aronson‘s Bronislaw Huberman: From Child Prodigy To Hero, The Violinist Who Saved Jewish Musicians From The Holocaust launches the author’s series of books for middle-grade readers. The New York-based attorney and former journalist describes his open-ended “Groundbreaker”…[Read More]

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