In 1936, one of the greatest musical conductors of all time, Arturo Toscanini,
traveled to Palestine to conduct the first performance of the Palestine Symphony.
It made headlines around the world.
The Palestine Symphony, project and passion of Bronislaw Huberman,
was such a success that it also made headlines.
The Palestine Symphony had 73 musicians – they were all Jews.
In 1948, The Palestine Symphony became known as the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
Thanks to Josh Aronson and his excellent film Orchestra of Exiles for bringing this story to life.
The Truth about Palestine.