Music Program, Historical Studies Program, Hannah Arendt Center, and Bard College Conservatory of Music present:
Screening of the Documentary Orchestra of Exiles
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
There will be a screening of the 2012 documentary by Josh Aronson, Orchestra of Exiles as part of our Music in the Holocaust, Jewish Identity and Cosmopolitanism series. The series is made possible through the generosity of a grant from the Bertha Effron Fund of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.
On Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30, there will be a screening of the Academy-Award- Nominated documentary “Orchestra of Exiles.” Featuring Leon Botstein, 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. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The film will be screened in the Weis Cinema of the Bertelsmann Campus Center and will be followed by a panel discussion.