Composer Stanley Silverman to Be Honored by American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
The legendary musician will join former honorees including Hans Zimmer when he is honored for musical achievement at the non-profit's annual gala on Oct. 25 in Los Angeles.
Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer Stanley Silverman will be honored at the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's (AFIPO) annual gala, set to take place Oct. 25 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
The event, where musical and philanthropic achievement collide, will celebrate the global impact of music. In previous years, the event has honored the likes of music legends such as composers Hans Zimmer and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) music director Zubin Mehta.
Silverman is to be recognized for his life's work on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Over the course of his extensive career, the New York City native has performed with The New York Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and more. He is a recipient of the Obie Award, in addition to several Grammy nominations.
"I am honored to be receiving this recognition from the AFIPO," Silverman said Thursday in a press release. "As a passionate supporter of the organization, I am very much looking forward to the gala in October and hearing some of my important pieces played by these musicians of the Israel Philharmonic."
The AFIPO is a non-profit organization that works to promote the musical arts and sustain the financial future of the IPO, the leading orchestra in Israel.
Attendees of the gala will be treated to dinner, a musical performance by the IPO and dessert. The event will be hosted by Emmy-nominated actor Rob Morrow and Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil and co-chaired by Silverman's son, Hollywood producer Ben Silverman, and his wife, Jennifer, among others.
All proceeds will benefit music education programs of the IPO, which will impact 22,000 children and young adults from diverse backgrounds in Israel each year.