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Mondays in the Mishkan

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mondays in the Mishkan

featuring distinguished Ukrainian Pianist, Anna Sagalova with special guest, Cantor David Rosen


Join us for our final Musical Heritage program before our summer break with world-renowned Ukrainian Pianist Anna Sagalova.
Ms. Sagalova will present a robust program, including selections from Mendelssohn, Chopin and some native Ukrainian works. Cantor Rosen will join Ms. Saglova and sing “It is Enough” from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah and “A Simple Song” from Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.

Monday, June 12, 7:00 pm

Presented by Looking at the Stars Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing hope and dignity to those for whom hope and dignity are in short supply.

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Anna Sagalova is a well-known Ukrainian pianist. She is an Honored Artist of Ukraine, Doctor of Arts and Associate Professor at Kharkiv I.P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts and completed also a postgraduate course with G. Otto at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar (Germany).
Anna participated in the international piano masterclasses in Ukraine, Switzerland, China and France, classes of the professors K. Steinegger, P. Soubleau (Switzerland), E. Skovorodnykov (Ukraine-Canada), N. Shtarkman (Russia), K. Hellwig, G. Rosenberg, E. Haase, M. Dorrit, G. Otto (Germany), V. Zuponchich (USA), L. Knezhkova-Hassi, (Canada), K. Zera, P. Yansen (France), B. Sokolai (Hungary), Xiao Zong (China) were attended.
Anna is an internationally recognized artist and a laureate of many musical contests in Italy, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Canada and Germany. She frequently plays as a soloist with symphony orchestras throughout Ukraine under the baton of conductors from Ukraine, USA, Switzerland, Great Britain, Austria, etc.

Anna has given concerts in the Bern state radio, the International Museum of the Red Cross in Geneva, the Bozendorfer Hall in Vienna, the House Museum of F. Liszt, the concert hall in Altenburg in Weimar (Germany) and others.

She has taken part in a number of festivals, including the Days of Ukrainian Culture festival in Poznan (Poland), Music festivals in Vigo (Spain), Trier (Germany), the International Music Festival in Lubostron (Poland), the International Festival of chamber music in Shanghai (China), Kyiv-Music-Fest (Ukraine), and Kharkiv Assemblies (Ukraine). Her performances have been broadcasted on radio and television. She has recorded two compact discs.

In 2016 Anna was elected as chairman of the Advisory Department in the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine’s “Council of Young Scientists”. She is also a member of the National Cultural and Art Education Cоuncil under the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. She took part in higher artistic educational curriculum, Anna is the Artistic Director of the International musical art contes Kharkiv Assembles, co-founder of the project Music Against Cancer, and a producer of multiple events and concerts. She is a jury member in several national and international music contests in Ukraine. Anna gives piano master classes in Ukraine, Spain and the UK. Among her students and graduates are winners of all-Ukrainian and international music competitions.

To read more about Anna Sagalova, please click on the following article feature from the Globe n’ Mail in January 2023:



Cantor David Rosen was born and raised in Toronto, and served as Senior Cantor with Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, New York, before returning to Toronto and Holy Blossom Temple.

Cantor Rosen graduated from York University with a degree in Psychology and Advanced Jewish Studies. He then attended the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he received a Masters of Sacred Music and was ordained as a Cantor in 2003.

Looking at the Stars is a Toronto-based Canadian federal charity, that gifts classical music to the most unusual audiences – inmates of correctional institutions, long-term care facility residents, refugees, and since 2022, war victims in Ukraine. Our music programs include classical masterpieces performed by world-class musicians.

From our inception, we have gifted more than 70 such events to over 5,500 listeners in Canada, Lithuania, and Ukraine. Our unique performances in the Ukrainian cities of Irpin and Izyum were seen by millions of Ukrainians and thousands of viewers worldwide.

The major objective of our charity is to reintroduce dignity and hope where they were lost, bringing classical music to those who need it most and expect it least. We build bridges between our audiences and our society. www.lookingatthestars.org

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June 12
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