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PAYADORA TANGO ENSEMBLE WITH GUEST VOCALIST ELBIO FERNANDEZ
May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT$20
Rebekah Wolkstein – Violin, Voice
Elbio Fernandez – Vocals
Drew Jurecka – Bandoneon
Robert Horvath – Piano
Joseph Phillips – Double Bass
“Each musician is a star soloist in their own right. Playing together has allowed them to develop and mature turning Payadora into a superstar group.” – The Whole Note
Founded in 2013, Payadora Tango Ensemble has quickly become one of Toronto’s most vibrant and sought-after acts. Payadora performs an expansive repertoire that draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition, including compositions and arrangements by De Caro, Pugliese, Troilo, and Salgan, to the masterful, contemporary sounds of Astor Piazzolla and beyond. Drawing from eclectic backgrounds in Classical, Jazz, Latin, Eastern European folk music, and improvisation, Payadora’s performances exude technical virtuosity, playful spontaneity, and rhythmic vitality.
“The capacity audience leapt to their feet cheering, whistling and calling for encores after a totally moving and energizing concert. Each composition was so different and unique from the others … all with first-class orchestral accompaniments showcasing this new, vibrant and ultra-talented ensemble!”
— Daniel Warren, conductor, after the concert with London Symphonia, March, 2017.