Orchestra of Exiles

Premiered April 2013

In the 1930s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, the world famous violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved Europe's great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved close to 1,000 Jews, along with Europe's musical heritage.

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Orchestra of Exiles

Huberman's Dream

Famous figures from the classical music world talk about what drove Bronislaw Huberman.

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The Greatest Violinist

Bronislaw Huberman was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.

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Orchestra of Exiles Trailer

The documentary "Orchestra of Exiles" premieres on PBS on April 14, 2013, at 10 pm.

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