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Orchestra of Exiles

Arturo Toscanini Fights Fascism and Supports Orchestra


The most famous musician of all, Arturo Toscanini, joined Bronislaw Huberman in the effort to save Jewish musicians from the Nazis' persecution. By associating himself with Huberman's project to start a new orchestra in Palestine, the conductor drew publicity to the cause. He volunteered to conduct the first season of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra in 1936-37.

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The First Concert

The First Concert

Hear the music conductor Arturo Toscanini chose for the orchestra's first concert and see the first-ever co...

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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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The Power of Music

Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman and others speak about the importance of music to community.


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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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