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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 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

Symphonic Sampling

April 19, 2017

Symphonic Sampling Primephonic USA offers AFIPO’s newsletter subscribers free downloads from the IPO Discography   Generally when 80-year-olds want to talk about their discs, you’re going to get an earful on back pain. Not so with the 80-year-old Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With, according to discogs[1], a healthy back catalog of 169 recordings, the IPO discography provides listening pleasure to millions around the world as well as a look back into the orchestra’s historical record. The IPO discography goes back to…[Read More]

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Countdown to pension; a two-and-a-half year blog

April 18, 2017

March 2019 will mark a huge change in the life of Peter Marck. Join us on an intimate and personal quest through the tides with a passionate musician and IPO icon, and a dear friend. For the first time and exclusively to IPO colleagues and followers, a musician of our Orchestra will share insights into the challenging but also liberating process he goes through – towards his final performance with the IPO.   PART ONE My father was a doctor…[Read More]

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