The Israel Philharmonic began its summer 2013 South American Tour with a historic first visit to Bogota, Colombia. The 14 concert tour will take the orchestra to Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chili.

The Bogota concert was dedicated to the memory of Lazar Gilinski, former Colombian Ambassador to Israel and close friend of Avi Shoshani and his family.

Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Barg and The Fabrikant Family, American Friends of the IPO for their generous underwriting support of the evening’s concert.

The Orchestra and Zubin Mehta were honored with a reception by the Jewish Community at the Magen Uvadiah Synagogue. In attendance were leaders of the Jewish community, members of the American Friends of the IPO, the Fabrikants and Hisch’s, the Israeli Ambassador, the former Colombian Ambassador, the director of Teatro Mayor, and the Gilinski Family.

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