Orchestra of Exiles – Sun March 23, 4pm, Westport Town Hall

4pm Westport Town Hall in Partnership with The Conservative Synagogue Jewish Cultural Arts Council (JCAC)

Tickets are $10 — $8 for charter members available online or at the door

Sponsors: UJA Westport.Weston.Wilton.Norwalk ; Stamford JCC

Special Talk Back with Director Josh Aronson

In the chaos that engulfed the early days of World War II, onlookers feared the loss of some of Europe’s most respected Jewish musicians to Nazi terror.  The film, “Orchestra of Exiles,” a suspense-filled drama, tells of those fearful days and what it took to rescue the musicians.  In the end success turned primarily on the actions of one man, Bronislaw Huberman, who transformed himself from a world renowned violinist to a humanitarian racing against time. The film includes commentary by Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell and others.