Orchestra of Exiles
Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 1:30 PM EST
(12:30 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 3:30 PM EST
Library & Archives Canada - Auditorium, Ottawa, ON
The thrilling story of how one man helped save Europe s premiere Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis. In the early 1930's Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With courage, resourcefulness and an entourage of allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved nearly 1000 Jews - and guaranteed the survival of Europe s musical heritage.
"Richly researched and partly told by some of today's top-flight musicians, 'Orchestra of Exiles' aspires to a level of primary research that other historical documentaries could take a page from."
The New York Times