Kingston Road Village Concert Series Presents…

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Payadora Tango Ensemble – Contemporary Tango-Tamers
Sunday, October 5th @1:30 pm | TICKETS: eventbrite.ca
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON

An Equal Music : CBC Host Tom Allen + Toronto Symphony String Quartet
Sunday, November 2nd @1:30 pm | TICKETS: eventbrite.ca
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON

Toronto – The Kingston Road Village Concert Series (KRVCS) proudly presents two sensational concerts as part of their 2014-2015 season. First up is the sizzling ensemble Payadora, set to entertain audiences with their virtuoso musicianship and playful arrangements of tango classics and contemporaries, on Sunday, October 5th. Then on Sunday, November 2nd, it’s the CBC’s own Tom Allen reading from Vikram Seth’s evocative classic, An Equal Music, and collaborating with members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Both concerts take place at the beautiful and acoustically brilliant Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road in Toronto. Tickets can be ordered online through Eventbrite.ca and unless specified, concerts are $20, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and under. For more information please visit kruc.ca/concerts.html

The brainchild of Tim Dawson, a bassist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and member of the Kingston Road United Church, the KRVCS presents four to six concerts a year at the stunningly beautiful Church, a central location in the Kingston Road Village and an amazing acoustic space. All concerts feature exciting professional musicians performing music that ranges from traditional classical to the avant garde. The concerts are family-friendly and all proceeds raised assist Kingston Road United Church to undertake critical repairs on its building, which serves as a community hub in the Beaches, Toronto.

PAYADORA – Argentine Tango

Romantic, inspiring, passionate and energetic, the  tango music of Payadora is thrilling audiences around the globe. Founded in 2013 by Argentinian bassist Alberto Munarriz, American violinist Rebekah Wolkstein, Canadian pianist Tom King and Serbian accordionist Branko Dzinovic, Payadora performs their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary tango music by composers such as: De Caro, Pugliese, Troilo, Salgan, and the great Piazzolla, as well as new commissioned compositions. Precise and technically exquisite, yet not mechanical, the members are all highly trained musicians, and each contributes to a multitude of various projects in Canada as well as internationally.

payadora.com | soundcloud.com/payadora-toronto | facebook.com/payadoratango

AN EQUAL MUSIC – Vikram Seth’s evocative classic

CBC Radio 2  Shift host Tom Allen and a string quintet from the Toronto Symphony present a concert based on Vikram Seth’s evocative classic, An Equal Music. Tom Allen’s readings from the book are interwoven with the music that forms the backbone of the novel’s narrative. Musical pieces include a quartet by Haydn, a quintet by Beethoven and portions of J.S. Bach’s great Art of the Fugue, all featured prominently in the book. This concert will be the culmination of the Kingston Road Village Concert Series’ Beaches Reads.

Beaches Reads is a series of evenings in October at four local Beach libraries, hosted by Tim Dawson and Tom Allen. They are an opportunity for people to read An Equal Music and then get together informally to discuss this wonderful book. For more information on the reading series dates and times please visit kruc.ca/documents/

About Tom Allen: Tom Allen was born in Montreal, Quebec and is not only a CBC host and author of three books, but he also hosts many concert events and other series such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Afterworks and the Sunday Light Classics for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony – which is actually where he started as a concert collaborator. For the past decade he has helped symphony orchestras reach new audiences by hosting, explaining the music and offering insight into how it got to be what it is, and working as a programming consultant. A studied musician and trombonist himself, Allen went to McGill University in Montreal, Boston University for a Bachelor of Music degree, and finally to Yale, where he earned a Master’s degree in Music.

For more information on Tom Allen please visit tomtomallen.com

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