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Monday, June 17 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
How music saved 1000 lives: the birth of an orchestra

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In 1935, following Germany’s Nuremberg Laws, violinist Bronislaw Huberman decided to establish the Palestine Orchestra by recruiting the best European Jewish musicians no longer allowed to perform. Miraculously, 80 musicians were convinced to leave Europe for the ‘cultural wasteland’ of Palestine; they first performed on 26 December 1936, conducted by the world-renowned Arturo Toscanini. Hear the gripping story of how Huberman not only saved 1000 lives, but established one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Israeli Philharmonic.

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Andy Bromberger

Andy started her musical career as a professional clarinettist, in numerous orchestras and her own successful quintet, Enigma Five. For nearly ten years she has spearheaded ‘Coffee, Cake and Culture’, providing interactive lectures on classical music’s historical, political... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PDT
Room 8

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