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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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AFIPO History: How it All Started

August 24, 2018

Bruce Nadler recalls when Zubin Mehta, Fredric R. Mann, and Morton S. Ackerman launched the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra   In 1981, months before his appointment to be the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director for Life, Maestro Zubin Mehta sought help to raise funds for the orchestra. He decided to start his search with the American donor whose name graced the orchestra’s home in Tel Aviv. Decades before he helped the IPO build an auditorium in Israel,…[Read More]

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2018 LA Gala Honoree: Stanley Silverman

August 22, 2018

AFIPO to celebrate the composer’s life and career on the occasion of his 80th Birthday year.   This October, the 2018 AFIPO Galas, first in New York and then Los Angeles, will each honor extraordinary individuals whose respective achievements in architecture and music have touched millions of people around the globe. In August, we visited with New York Gala Honoree architect Daniel Libeskind. This month we profile composer Stanley Silverman, the Los Angeles honoree. On Thursday, October 25, award-winning musician…[Read More]

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