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Fiddlers on the Barn XPRESS CONCERT
Aug 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
A Kid-Friendly Event
Stomp your hooves and wag your tails with all types of dance tunes, performed by multi-talented and award-winning violinist couple Drew Jurecka and Rebekka Wolkstein. This event will be a real county experience – our performers will be playing from the barn, overlooking the paddock, where YOU will be standing and enjoying the concert, instead of the alpacas!
Please note that chairs will not be provided, so comfy shoes are recommended. Access to restroom facilities are limited.
Bumpy Ride, Drew Jurecka
Selection of Gliere Duos
The Growling old Man and the Grumbling Old Woman, traditional
Tennessee Waltz, traditional
Selection of Bartok Duos
Side by Side, Harry M. Woods
Rebekah, Drew Jurecka
Sweet Georgia Brown, jazz standard
La Perdida, Rebekah Wolkstein
Faseando, Juanjo Dominguez
I’m Happiest When I’m with You, Jurecka and Wolkstein
(Concert duration: 40 minutes)
Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka,
violin / guitar / bandoneon / vocals
The Rebekah Wolkstein & Drew Jurecka duo has performed at Harbourfront’s Summer Music in the Garden, Xenia Concerts, National Arts Centre’s ‘Canada Presents’ series. Rebekah and Drew have made a name for themselves in their projects, Payadora Tango Ensemble and Venuti String Quartet. Individually, they are sought after as performers and recording artists in a variety of genres. Rebekah has performed and toured with Toronto Symphony, National Ballet of Canada and Canadian Opera Company. Drew is a staple of the Toronto Jazz scene and has recently made a name for himself as an arranger. His arrangements have been performed by Toronto Symphony, National Arts Orchestra and have been featured on platinum selling albums.
They teach at Humber College where they helped to create a unique strings program. Multi-instrumentalists, Drew and Rebekah play woodwinds, strings, sing, compose and arrange their own music. In their duo performance, they share their many skills.
They have been performing as a duo together since 2001 while students at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. They performed twice a week as strolling musicians at an Italian restaurant during this time. They became comfortable taking requests, improvising and playing all genres of music. Now married, they have three young daughters, two of whom play the violin. They have been producing family music videos during covid.