2013 Chutzpah! Festival presents The Yellow Ticket featuring Alicia Svigals and Marilyn Lerner
2013 Chutzpah! presents The Yellow Ticket
This live, multimedia concert features violinist and The Klezmatics co-founder Alicia Svigals’ original score for the eponymous 1918 silent film The Yellow Ticket, starring famed actress Pola Negri. With violin and vocals by Svigals, the world’s foremost klezmer fiddler, the screening also features live piano by Canadian virtuoso Marilyn Lerner whose work spans the worlds of jazz improvisation, klezmer, and 20th century classical music.
The Yellow Ticket, is the first film to explore antisemitism in Imperial Russia and tells the story of a young Jewish woman who hides her identity to study medicine in St. Petersburg. Coerced into prostitution to pay the rent, she is saved by a beloved professor with a secret of his own. Svigals’ score adds an exciting and immediate new dimension to the film’s themes of ethnic and religious discrimination, human trafficking and poverty, and reintroduces this forgotten classic to audiences across North America.
The 2013 Chutzpah! Festival is one of five New Jewish Culture Network presenters being supported by the Foundation of Jewish Culture for this inaugural North American tour of The Yellow Ticket.
Sunday February 17 @ 2 pm
Adults $30.24 + $4.25 s/c
Seniors $25.76 + $4.25 s/c
Students $20.16 + $3.75 s/c