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"... moving ..."
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"... compelling ..."
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"... stirring documentary ..."
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3:30 PM Sunday, April 23rd 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts

3:40 PM Sunday, April 23rd
Center for Contemporary Arts

Featuring Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell and others, ORCHESTRA OF EXILES is the suspenseful chronicle of how one man helped save Europe’s premiere Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during WWII.

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 close to 1000 Jews – along with the musical heritage of Europe.

There is no charge for tickets but advance reservations are required. A Yom Hashoah Remembrance service will be held at Temple Beth Shalom following the screenings.