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Enjoy an evening of rhythmic Tangos with the Payadora Tango Ensemble – 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. Payadora Tango Ensemble is: Rebekah Wolkstein, Drew Jurecka, Robert Horvath and Joseph Phillips.
Highlights from Payadora’s past performances include sold-out shows at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Music Festival at Heliconion Hall, the Lula Lounge, the Jazz Bistro, the Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, The Toronto Botanical Gardens Concert Series, the Kingston Road Village Concert Series, the Knox United Church concert Series, the Group of 27 Concert Series at Heliconion Hall, and for the Canadian Opera Company’s World Music Series at the Four Seasons Centre. Payadora enjoys collaborating with ensembles and artists from other disciplines. Payadora has been featured with the London Symphonia and the Hannaford Street Silver Band. In August 2018, Payadora will be performing at the Ottawa Chamberfest. Payadora’s 2nd album, Volando includes arrangements of Argentinean folk music, traditional and modern tango as well as original compositions by Payadora members, Wolkstein and Horvath and album producer, Drew Jurecka.