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Shesh Besh in America

February 20, 2019

The IPO’s East-West Ensemble brings its multi-ethnic harmony to the U.S. in March and April   Shesh Besh, the Israel Philharmonic’s acclaimed Arab-Jewish ensemble, is coming to America for ten concerts in late March and early April. There will be four East Coast performances beginning March 24 (three in Washington, D.C. and one in Philadelphia) and six West Coast concerts (five in California and one in Portland) beginning April 1. (Complete schedule follows) “The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra does more than…[Read More]

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AFIPO Donors: The Gold Standard

January 22, 2019

At 95, it’s not her AFIPO titles that Ruth Gold holds dearest, but indelible memories of concerts and conductors.   Ruth Gold‘s support of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been significant and long-term. She is a member of its board of directors, Honorary President of its West Coast Chairman’s Council, and one of only seven Life Members on the IPO’s International Board of Governors. “Ruth has always been the grande dame of AFIPO on the West Coast,”…[Read More]

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