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Founding of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: film and discussion
October 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Special guests Lady Solti (right) and Mira Ross (left) will reminisce about the early days of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti’s involvement. Mira Ross, a Belsize Square Synagogue member, is the daughter of Zvi Haftel, the astounding founding leader, manager and impresario of the orchestra. The event includes:
- Exhibition: Celebrating Zvi Haftel
- Screening of the film: Orchestra of Exiles
Orchestra of Exiles shows how from 1936 onwards Bronislaw Huberman scooped up outstanding musicians escaping Nazi tyranny in Europe and took them to Palestine to create what became the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.