He rescued some of the world’s greatest musicians to create one of the world’s greatest orchestras . . . .
Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell are featured in “Orchestra of Exiles,” 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. (2012; 85 min)
Presented by The Ryder Series, with support from the IU Jacobs School of Music, “Orchestra of Exiles” will be screened on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:00 pm on campus at the IU Fine Arts Theater (FA 102) in the IU Fine Arts Building.
It will be screened off campus on Sunday, Dec 2 at 7:00 pm at Bear’s Place.
Admission is $5.
For more information visit www.TheRyder.com