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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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A Palm Beach Benefit

In Florida, the IPO tour will include three concerts and two benefits, one of which honors AFIPO supporters Tamar and Milton Maltz   At the heart of this month’s six-city U.S. tour by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are concerts in three Florida cities. Two of them will be preceded by benefit events, one of which honors the exceptional support of two special members of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The three Florida concerts will be February 5…[Read More]

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