8 2019

Alicia Svigals: The Yellow Ticket

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Community Studio Theatre
Burlington, ON


"The Yellow Ticket is a multi-media event featuring the rare 1918 silent Pola Negri film, accompanied live with an original score by renowned klezmer violinist and composer Alicia Svigals, performed with Toronto’s virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner. When violinist Itzhak Perlman wanted to learn the fiddle he turned to Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. Created as anti-Russian propaganda, The Yellow Ticket follows a young Jewish woman who is compelled by anti-Semitic restrictions to lead a double life in a St. Petersburg brothel while attempting to study medicine and save her father’s life. The Yellow Ticket includes precious footage of the former Jewish quarter of Warsaw and the people who once lived there."