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Theo Bikel, Toronto, Canada, Feb 2, 2008

Living Legend Theodore Bikel in concert
Sponsored by: Ashkenaz Foundation and Festival
Saturday, February 2 at 8:00pm
George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts.
Toronto, CA

For further info: 416.872.1111

Ashkenaz Foundation is very proud to present the legendary Theodore Bikel in his first Toronto appearance in over 20 years! An icon of song, stage and screen, at ‘only’ 83 years old Bikel remains a vital and prolific performer. On February 2 Bikel will perform a mix of songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, Russian, and English. Bikel will be backed by his long time pianist and musical director, Tamara Brooks, as well as Toronto’s own award-winning folk/roots fusion group Beyond the Pale, with whom Bikel recently collaborated at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland.

Tickets $45, $60, & $75, from Ticketmaster Tel: 416-872-1111 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Patron packages, including exclusive access to a post-concert "Meet the Artists" reception are available through the Ashkenaz office. For more information call 416.979.9901

The concert is a benefit for an excellent cause: the Ashkenaz Festival, one of the world’s largest celebrations of Yiddish/Jewish culture. The next edition of the Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 – September 1, 2008 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and will feature a fantastic lineup of local and international musicians and artists in all disciplines. Ashkenaz is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of its community to produce its mostly free world-class programming.

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