Concert in the Sand
A Concert in the Sand tells a story of the first performance of what was to become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv in December 1936.
The orchestra was founded by Bronislaw Huberman (1882-1947), a Polish Jew who was identified at a young age as a musical prodigy and who later became a world-renowned violinist.
With the rise of the Nazis and the expulsion on Jewish musicians from German orchestras, Huberman understood that the future of the Jews of Europe was in peril. He traveled across Europe conducting orchestral auditions and chose some 70 outstanding Jewish musicians and traveled with them to Israel where they became the first members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
By: Tami Shem-Tov