Orchestra of Exiles
Orchestra of Exiles Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
The story of one man's 4-year odyssey which culminated, in 1936, with the creation of a top-flight symphony orchestra in the desert outback of Palestine. This extraordinary feat was accomplished by an eccentric moral powerhouse of a man, a Polish Jew named Bronislaw Huberman who was one of the most famous violinists in the world. Huberman's Jewish musicians were among the best players of Europe; they were escaping a world that would soon be torn apart by Nazi aggression. Huberman's selfless efforts ultimately saved 1000 Jews from the Holocaust and changed the landscape of cultural history.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM