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Orchestra of Exiles

Directed by Josh Aronson

USA-Israel | 85 minutes | 2012

Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Josh Aronson, Orchestra of Exiles is 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. Featuring commentary by musical greats including Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, and Joshua Bell, Orchestra of Exiles is a timeless tale of a brilliant young man coming of age, and the suspenseful chronicle of how his efforts impacted cultural history.
Director Josh Aronson
Countries of Production USA-Israel
Year of Presentation 2012
Premiere Status
Runtime 85 minutes
Principal Cast Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman
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