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Blue and White in Red Square

Directed by Elan Frank

USA | 60 minutes | 2000

English, Hebrew, Russian with English subtitles

In July 1998, one thousand young musicians representing 11 youth philharmonic orchestras from around the world gathered to form the "Orchestra of the World." Under the baton of Russian maestro Valerie Gergeyev, the youth, representing East and West, friend and foe, offered stirring renditions of Mussorgsky and Tchaikowsky to a worldwide television audience. For the teens this was a once-in-a lifetime night to remember. Among the performers were the members of the Young Israeli Philharmonic, many of whom where born in the former Soviet Union. Israeli-born filmmaker Elan Frank draws us into the stories and insights of young Israeli-Russian musicians, most of whom are returning to the land of their birth for the first time. In the end, the music bridges a chasm between past and future.
Director Elan Frank
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 2000
Language(s) English, Hebrew, Russian with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 60 minutes
Principal Cast Valerie Gergeyev
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