Film Festival Special Event
Thursday, October 31, 7:30 p.m.
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 1930s 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.
Documentary, USA, 85 minutes, English.
We warmly welcome a quartet from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to perform for the first time ever in Sonoma County, prior to the film. Meet them and a representative from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at a reception after the screening.
Presented by Garry & Beth Goodman and The American Friends of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets are sold separately. $20 each.