Orchestra of Exiles

New York City Book Launch

April 06, 2016

7:00pm -

Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

Orchestra of Exiles, the acclaimed film about the founding of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is now a book.

Co-written by the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Josh Aronson and best selling author Denise George, the book will be released in April 2016. Join us for the New York book launch, on Wednesday, April 6th, for a thought-provoking evening featuring a special performance by renowned Israeli violinist Netanel Draiblate. The evening will include selected scenes from the film and a fascinating conversation with the Jonathan rose and author Josh Aronson. The author will be signing books after the presentation. AFIPO is pleased to co-host this event with the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Orchestra of Exiles, the book, expands on the story of the film to chronicle the brilliant achievement of Bronislaw Huberman in saving hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust, while bringing the best musicians of Europe to Palestine in 1936. The book presents a deep historical context to Huberman’s extraordinary efforts in overcoming the huge obstacles he faced to create this great orchestra as the dark clouds of Nazism were enfolding central Europe. Huberman’s immigrant musicians brought the pinnacle of European culture to Palestine and they were the seeds that would become the culture of Israel. This is the first book in English written about this momentous achievement and the AFIPO is proud to continue its support of this great story.


Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00 PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280


Free with book purchase *

or $15 General Admission / $12 for Members and Students

* To receive free admission, purchase the book from the Museum’s website or at the Pickman Museum Shop prior to the program. Show your receipt or printed confirmation e-mail at the door to Edmond J. Safra Hall.

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