October 23, 2022
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 Bedford Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Orchestra of Exile Documentary Screening
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Free screening of Orchestra of Exiles, a documentary by Academy Award nominated director Josh Aronson.
One Polish violinist. 70 Jewish musicians. Together they fought the Nazis with the only weapon they had: Music.
Orchestra of Exiles reveals the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world's greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, which would become the Israel Philharmonic.
Observing the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe, Huberman convinced these brave musicians to move to Palestine. His unique and extraordinary feat of sustained heroism between 1933 and 1936 ultimately saved nearly 1,000 Jews and re-defined the cultural world forever.
Q & A to follow with the film's director Josh Aronson. Refreshments and baked goods available for purchase provided by Horace Greeley High School's ENOUGH.
Sponsored by Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester's Holocaust Education Committee.