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September 28, 1984 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-28

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Friday, September 28, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

NEWS

• • . may the New Year be
one of joy, happiness and

prosperity for all mankind

THE JEWISH NEWS STAFF

And Their Families

Extends heartiest greetings to the entire
Jewish Community of Michigan, with
gratitude for the splendid cooperation
that has enabled us to work to-
gether for good community spirit.

Seymour Schwartz
Marlene Miller
Dharlene Norris
Phyllis Tyner
Pauline Weiss
Ellen Wolfe
Sylvia Stafford
Donald Cheshure
Cathy Ciccone
Curtis DeLoye
Ralph Orme

Charles A. Buerger
Philip Slomovitz
Gary Rosenblatt
Carmi M. Slomovitz
Kim Muller-Thym
Alan Hitsky
Heidi Press
Tedd Schneider
Lauri Biafore
Rick Nessel
Danny Raskin

Prof Y igael Yadin leads David Ben-Gurion to the lower pavillion of King
Herod's palace on Massada during an archeological expedition in 1963.
Prof. Yadin, one of the world's leading archeologists and a soldier,
scholar and politician as well, died this year at the age 67.

The IPO: arose from dark Nazi
past, exists in shining present

chestra on its first tour abroad —
Originally founded as the
to Egypt.
Palestine Orchestra in 1936, the
It was not until the third season
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
that Huberman himself made his
has deep roots in the early days of
debut. Seriously injured in a
the Nazi regime.
plane crash, Huberman took sev-
Violinist Bronislaw Huberman,
eral years to recover. When he
realizing that even Jewish vir-
did, however, he was received by
tuoso players of top orchestras
audiences with adulation as the
would not be immune from perse-
man who had brought them their
cution, took upon himself the task
orchestra.
of arranging for the entrance and
In the late 1940s, the orchestra
support of Jewish musicians into
strengthened its bonds with
the Jewish homeland, which as
Jewish musicians abroad.
yet had no orchestra.
Leonard Bernstein was invited to
According to a report in Israel
conduct and became an instant
Scene magazine, Huberman, with
the aid of conductor William favorite. Today, the orchestra still
maintains strong ties with Jewish
Steinberg and Warsaw Philhar-
musicians abroad, the closest of
monic inspector Jacob Surowicz,
which is violinist Isaac Stern,
began persuading musicians to
long active in the American-
leave Europe and traveled
Israel Cultural Foundation.
throughout Germany, Poland,
Austria and Hungary looking for
The orchestra also has strong
musicians to play for the forming
ties to Israel history, boosting
orchestra.
morale in times of war and re-
By 1935, many Jewish musi-
maining a symbol of Israeli pride.
cians were losing their jobs and
At the ceremony marking the
were happy to take positions with
establishment of the State of Is-
the still-unformed troupe.
rael in 1948, the Palestine Or-
In 1936, a skeptical public was
chestra, soon to be renamed the
slow to buy tickets for the inaugu-
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,
ration performance of the Pales-
closed the proceedings with a per-
tine Orchestra under the baton of
formance of Hatikva.
Arturo Toscanni. The perform-
From its first tour overseas,
ance, however, eventually sold
conducted
by Bernstein and Serge
out.
Koussivitsky in the U.S. in 1951,
Within two weeks of the first
the IPO has received critical
performance, more than 15,000
acclaim wherever it has played,
people had heard the Palestine
and continues to be one of the
Orchestra. At the end of that
leading orchestras in the world.
period, Toscanni took the or-

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The Mitnick Families

Charlotte and Herbert
Randy, Barry, Halye and Robyn
Marsha, Ronald and Scott

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