You are invited to join us on October 3rd to support an important film project by Oscar nominated filmmaker Josh Aronson. Josh is creating a large-scale documentary called “Orchestra of Exiles” chronicling the 4-year struggle by renowned Polish violinist, Bronislaw Huberman, to found the Palestine Symphony in 1936. Huberman was able to take 70 of the fired Jewish musicians of the orchestras of Europe to Palestine, to form the orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic. These musicians and their families were among the 1000 Jews Huberman brought out of Central Europe between 1935 and 1939, saving them from the Holocaust.
Josh will show scenes from the film, tell you more about this little known story and discuss the plans he has for the release and on-going distribution. He’s in the last stages of the production, has raised 2/3 of the funds necessary to complete the film, but needs our support to complete the project. You can see the promo for the film at: aronsonfilms.com/projects.html .
The other featured performer and speaker this evening will be Rosi Grunschlag, who had a 60-year career as a duo piano team with her late sister Toni. Rosi and Toni were stuck in Vienna in 1939 as teenagers. They could not find a way out, their fate seemingly sealed. Until they heard Huberman was playing in Warsaw and cabled him for assistance. To this day Rosi honors Huberman’s memory, and is grateful to him for saving their lives.
Please join us for drinks, Rosi’s music, screening of some scenes and to hear Josh and Rosi speak about this important project that needs our help to be completed next spring, in time for the 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Date Monday, October 3rd
Time 6:30 PM
Place: 205 West 58th Street - Faust Harrison Pianos
All checks should be written to: Interfaith Committee of Remembrance.