18th Annual Chutzpah! Festival features awe-inspiring dance, extraordinary theatre, hilarious comedy and globally-celebrated music with world-class performances and workshops by international, Canadian and local artists. Performances at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Rickshaw Theatre and Fox Cabaret.
The rich global landscape of music presented this year showcases some of the world’s most exciting musical performers from Israel, Mexico, USA and Canada. Highlights include; the return of Festival favourite, Israeli singer/songwriter and musician Idan Raichel performing his celebrated Piano-Songs; blurring jazz, rock, mariachi, metal, funk and hip hop, Mexico’s Troker; World-class vocalist Perla Batalla brings her special concert In The House of Cohen, her tribute to the music of her friend and mentor Leonard Cohen; Uri Gurvich Quartet featuring this internationally-acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer (Israel/USA); local multi-talented Barbara Adler (Canada) makes her festival debut concert with her new band Ten Thousand Wolves, in a double-bill with musician/poet Jake Klar (USA); Toronto’s Beyond the Pale has been making its distinctive brand of boundary-busting Eurofolk fusion for nearly 20 years (Canada); and the World Premiere of Salomé: Woman of Valor, a multi-disciplinary show created by Frank London, esteemed composer and bandleader of Grammy-winning superstars The Klezmatics and Adeena Karasick, Canadian poet and performance artist.
Tickets and info: www.chutzpahfestival.com
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