The beloved ensemble that is tango and beyond. It is world. It is classical. It is jazz. It is tango…a delicious swirl of music that is the Payadora Ensemble.”
The New Classical FM 96.3
Payadora is an award-winning ensemble that performs its own arrangements of a core repertoire drawing from Argentinian/Uruguayan traditions (tangos, milongas, waltzes and folk music such as the Zamba), as well as original songs inspired by that tradition. Comprised of musical powerhouses this “superstar group” has combined their profound love of tango with their classical, jazz and world music. Payadora is officially endorsed by the Argentinian Consulate in Toronto for its adherence to the spirit of tango.
The members of Payadora are: Rebekah Wolkstein, violin/vocals; Drew Jurecka, bandoneon/violin/vocals; Joseph Phillips, bass; Robert Horvath, piano; Elbio Fernandez, vocals.
Since 2013, Payadora has presented concerts and sold-out shows at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa Chamberfest, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Stratford Summer Music, Toronto Summer Music, Festival of the Sound, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Toronto Jazzfest, among many others. Payadora has also collaborated with the London Symphonia, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony and the Hannaford Street Silver Band. Their sold-out 2023 European tour (Madrid, Copenhagen, Budapest and London) included a live-to-air BBC performance.
In the spring of 2023, Payadora’s third and latest CD, the critically acclaimed “Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango”, reached #1 on the World Music Charts in Europe, accompanied by rave reviews, airtime, and press coverage around the globe, including the BBC, CTV and CBC television and radio.The concert takes place at St. James Anglican Church, Caledon East.
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