Annual Concert Celebrating Yiddish Music – In Memory of Lou and Edith Stillman

On Sunday, February 24, the Bernard Betel Centre will launch the first Annual Concert Celebrating Yiddish Music, In Memory of Lou and Edith Stillman z’l. The performance will feature Singer Theresa Tova and Pianist David Warrack.

Theresa Tova has performed to multicultural crowds at concerts in Toronto, Montreal, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Luxembourg. She has headlined major festivals such as Amsterdam’s Jewish Music Festival, Warsaw’s Bashevis Singer Festival and Buenos Aires Yiddish Festival. Tova starred as Emma Goldman in the First National Broadway tour of Ragtime, Yenta in Fiddler On The Roof and Lady Jane in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience at the Stratford Festival. Tova wrote and starred in Still the Night, which won four Dora Awards including Best Production, Best Musical and Best New Play and was short-listed for the Governor General Award for Excellence in dramatic literature.

David Warrack has a varied career as a Composer, Conductor, Pianist, Vocalist, Lyricist, Librettist, Arranger, Orchestrator, Music Director, Director, Satirist, Comedian, Actor, Poet, Producer, Impresario, Bon Vivant, and Hockey Coach, he has truly done it all! As a writer he has had 66 shows produced professionally and he has been Musical Director for over two hundred productions across North America, including Shenandoah starring John Cullum on Broadway. He won a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Toronto for his production of Toronto, Toronto and for outstanding Music Direction on the production of Closer Than Ever.

The program will run from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and tickets will cost $10 for members of the Bernard Betel Centre and $20 for non-members.

The Bernard Betel Centre and its members are truly blessed and extremely thankful and appreciative of the donors who made this donation in memory of our late members Lou and Edith Stillman z’l. This gracious donation provides our membership with the opportunity to hear some of the most talented musicians both locally and internationally.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, please contact Lily Boltianski at 416-225-2112, ext. 103 or lilyb@betelcentre.org

Annual Concert: Celebrating Yiddish Music Flyer (English)
Annual Concert: Celebrating Yiddish Music Flyer (Russian)

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