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2018 NY Gala Honoree: Daniel Libeskind

July 24, 2018

The internationally renowned architect behind Berlin’s Jewish Museum and the Ground Zero Master Plan began as a musical child prodigy.   This year the AFIPO’s New York and Los Angeles Galas will honor two extraordinary individuals whose respective achievements in architecture and music have touched millions of people around the globe and will continue to inspire generations to come. Next month we will profile the Los Angeles honoree, composer Stanley Silverman. This month, we visit with architect Daniel Libeskind. Despite…[Read More]

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Interview with Yossi Arnheim

The IPO’s Principal flutist talks with his teacher’s granddaughter. AFIPO Patron Circle member Ilana Ransom Toeplitz recently met for an interview with Yossi Arnheim, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal flutist and a longtime student of Uri Toeplitz, Ilana’s grandfather and an original 1936 member of the orchestra. In addition to Arnheim’s decades in the IPO, he has performed with other Israeli orchestras and in recitals across Europe and in America, Brazil and Asia. The excitement of Ilana’s and Yossi’s connection…[Read More]

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