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JOSH ARONSON

ORCHESTRA OF EXILES, THE STORY OF BRONISLAW HUBERMAN, THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONC, AND THE ONE THOUSAND JEWS HE SAVED FROM NAZI HORRORS

In the 1930s Hitler came to power in Germany, promising a bright future to the despondent people. This promised feat would be accomplished, in part, by ridding Germany of its Jews and taking their often valuable property. Bronislaw Huberman, a world-famous violinist hearing that over 8,000 Jewish musicians have been fired from their jobs, is deeply disturbed. He takes a trip to British Mandate Palestine and is impressed by the rigor and love of music he finds in the settlements. Deeply moved, he lights upon the idea of creating a world-class orchestra of Jewish musicians in the Holy Land. He begins to audition players, raises money, reconstructs a concert hall, and secures permission for his group to enter Palestine. Though a large number of gifted Jewish musicians refused to leave Germany with their families to go to Palestine, certain that the terrifying anti-Semitism of the Nazis would soon blow over, Huberman did eventually triumph with a grand opening concert – conducted by the great Toscanini – of what would become the Israel Philharmonic, one of the greatest ensembles of the world.

Josh Aronson is an Academy Award-nominated writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries, including Orchestra of Exiles, documentary about Bronislaw Huberman released in 2012. He has worked with Showtime, PBS, the Discovery Channel, and others, and his films have won awards at festivals all over the world.

 

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Sunday November 06
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 6 Documentary followed by Author Q&A. Real Arbor Theater, 9828 Great Hills Trail.
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