The Yellow Ticket
Saturday, March 25, 2017 07:30 pm
Location: MSU RCAH Theater, lower level of Snyder-Phillips Hall
The Yellow Ticket is a multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent film and an original score by renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals, performed live along with virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner. Joel Rubin, clarinetist, ethnomusicologist, and Associate Professor of Music and Director of Music Performance at the University of Virginia, will also perform. "The Yellow Ticket" tells the story of an innocent young Jewish woman from a Polish shtetl who is constrained by anti-Semitic restrictions to lead a double life in a brothel while attempting to study medicine in Tsarist Russia. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, James Madison College, the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, MSU Hillel, the College of Music, and Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.