BEYOND THE PALE – Jewish Nostalgia Night

Sunday
June 26, 2005
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Toronto Centre for the Arts, George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto

After a sensational tour in Eastern Europe, Israel, Latin America and Spain the greatest vocalists of the International Jewish scene perform
an exclusive concert in Toronto

SVETLANA PORTNYANSKY (LA, California)
With the guest soloist: Yevgeny Shapovalov (Israel) and legendary Jazz quartet led by O.Butman (NY, NY)

In the Program:
BEYOND THE PALE
JEWISH NOSTALGIA NIGHT

Great virtuoso vocalists appear at George Weston Recital Hall
Sunday, June 26 at 7:00PM

Show One Productions proudly presents an exclusive program: BEYOND THE PALE Jewish Nostalgia Night. The International Gala Concert, starring two of the best virtuoso vocalists of the international Jewish scene. Legendary Jazz group from NYC led by O. Butman. accompanies this concert.

The event, presented for the first time in Canada, takes place on Sunday, June 26, 2005 in the beautiful acoustics of the George Weston Recital Hall. This program is dedicated to the Jewish culture, music and traditions. The Jewish people have been in exile for 2,000 years; they have lived in hundreds of countries, spoken hundreds of languages and still they kept their faith, culture, traditions and music.

“Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human” (Elie Wiesel).

Program features songs of the shtetl: perform in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, Italian and Russian and presented by the remarkable musicians.

SVETLANA PORTNYANSKY’s youthful style, sensational voice and personal charm has made her one of the most extraordinary performers of the International Jewish scene. She is “a superb artist” often compared by Newspapers to Barbara Striesend.
Svetlana enjoys international star status with concert tours spanning four continents. Her performances at the renowned stages of Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Lincoln Centre, Tokyo Opera City and the Bolshoy Theater in Moscow were always met with rousing ovations.
Throughout her career, Svetlana has performed with internationally acclaimed stars such as Steve Allen, Lionel Hampton, Maximilian Schell, Roselin Kind, Lenny Kazan, Clare Berry, Debbie Friedman, Bruce Addler, Mike Burstein and Dudu Fisher.
Today Svetlana is one of the few singers that bring Jewish music, culture and tradition to the whole international Jewish community. She continuously inspires American Jews to contribute generously for the cause of Israel.
Svetlana’s songs are creating the new bound between the Jewish communities of this world. Through her art she reawakens the best of the Jewish spirit – faith in God, respect for tradition and love the eretz Israel.

Her concerts are a true celebration of singing, humour and Nostalgia!!!

Yevgeny Shapovalov (tenor) – guest soloist of the Program is known as “Israeli Pavarotti”. Shapovalov is a genuine star with the amazing voice and unparalleled stage presence, has become on of the favorite artists around the world in the recent years. Throughout his illustrious career, Yevgeny has performed opera and classical music as well as international folk music. He often performs on the renowned stages of Metropolitan Opera (NYC) and Bolhsoy Theater (Moscow).

About Show One Productions
Svetlana Dvoretskaya founded Show One Productions Inc., in April 2004. At Show One we strive to present the best classical and popular entertainment today’s International touring scene has to offer. Within last year, Show One Productions Inc., had successfully presented a number of the sold-out performances, including highly acclaimed Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi, Young Stars of the Young Century featuring best young talents internationally, and recently, a world-renowned Jewish Men choir led by Mikhail Turetsky in a Program “Ten voices that shocked the world”. All the events took place at the Toronto Centre for the Arts at the Main Stage and George Weston Recital Hall and had an extraordinary success.

“One of a number of independent entrepreneurial impresarios stepping into what it still the Livent void” (Wholenote magazine, October 2004).

An exclusive concert in Toronto

SVETLANA PORTNYANSKY (LA, California)
With the guest soloist: Yevgeny Shapovalov (Israel) and legendary Jazz quartet led by O.Butman (NY, NY)

In the Program:
BEYOND THE PALE
JEWISH NOSTALGIA NIGHT
George Weston Recital Hall – Toronto Centre for the Arts: 5040 Yonge Street.
Tickets are $35-$55
For tickets visit Toronto Centre for the Arts box office, call 416-870-8000
or visit www.ticketmaster.ca
Media Contact: info@showoneproductions.comTel: 416-737-6785

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