Silent Film With Live Music By Alicia Svigals And Marilyn Lerner At The Ashokan Center

May 15, 2018

"The Yellow Ticket" is a 1918 Polish-German film about a young Warsaw woman who hopes to attend medical school in Moscow, but experiences obstacles because she is single and Jewish. It is one of the first films to explore the anti-Semitism rampant in Russia in the early 1900s.

"The Yellow Ticket" will be performed with live music by Alicia Svigals and Marilyn Lerner at The Ashokan Center on Sunday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Olivebridge, New York.

Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading Klezmer fiddler, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics who she co-led for seventeen years, and a composer who was selected to be a 2014 MacDowell Fellow. She is accompanied by jazz pianist/improviser and prolific recording artist Marilyn Lerner.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason join us to talk about this event and things Ashokan.