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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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Supporting AFIPO: Varda Rabin

September 24, 2018

The 2018 San Francisco Gala Co-Chair Continues to Overcompensate for Childhood ‘Naughtiness’ in Tel Aviv   Varda Rabin has a confession to make. “I will have to share with you a little bit about naughtiness,” she said playfully by telephone from her home in Tiburon. Rabin is one of six co-chairs organizing the AFIPO’s Annual San Francisco fundraiser on October 28 and a prominent figure in launching and sustaining Jewish institutions in Northern California and her native Israel. She and…[Read More]

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Fall Benefits: Top Brass

One shared highlight of this month’s three AFIPO benefits will be performances by the Israel Philharmonic Brass Quintet   This month, while the three annual AFIPO benefits will uniquely reflect their host cities – New York on October 23, Los Angeles on October 25, and San Francisco on October 28 – they will share two central elements: raising funds for the IPO’s KeyNote education programs and a performance by the IPO Brass Quintet. For the three AFIPO benefits, Maestro Zubin…[Read More]

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