Arturo Toscanini, world-famed conductor, will fly from Italy to the Holy Land to lead the opening concert of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra on Dec,25,it was announced here by Bronislaw Huberman, violinist and founder of the orchestra.
Mr. Huberman said that after completing a series of violin recitals in Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Italy, London and Switzerland, he will return to Italy to join Mr. Toscanini in the air trip to Palestine.
The orchestra, composed of musicians in exile from Nazi Germany, is rehearsing in Palestine under Hans W. Steinberg, refugee conductor.
The initial concert, Mr. Huberman announced, will open with Weber’s “Oberon” overture and include works of Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Beethoven’s third “Leonore” overture.
The orchestra will later give modern works by Steinberg, Schoenberg and Shoshtakawich. Among the soloists will be Adolf Busch, violinist, and Benno Moisewitch. Conductors who will follow Mr. Toscanini will be Mr. Steinberg, Issay Dobrowen and Michel Taube.