The Toronto Violin Summit will celebrate strings as part of the Kingston Road Village Concert Series on Sunday, March 6.
Multiple genres and styles of playing will be heard at the concert, including jazz, Celtic and Norwegian Hardanger. Four of the city’s most talented and diverse players will perform with special guests.
Drew Jurecka plays jazz and classical, and has performed with legends such as Dave Brubeck and Stevie Wonder. Anne Lederman is a world-renowned traditional fiddler. Local resident Chris McKhool founded Sultans of String and is a well-known children’s performer, among many other roles, and plays music inspired by many cultures. Rebekah Wolkstein is a member of the Payadora Tango Ensemble, and while classically trained, also plays everything from folk to Klezmer to jazz.
“I am really looking forward to performing as part of the KRUC series again. It is such a fantastic space, and a wonderful audience to perform for,” says McKhool. “If this works out half as well as I think it will, we may have to take this on the road.”
Tickets for the show, which starts at 3 p.m., are $20 or $10 for students, and free for kids 12 and under. Kingston Road United Church is at 975 Kingston Rd.
Two prize packs, each consisting of a pair of tickets to the show and the latest Sultans of String CD, Subcontinental Drift, have been awarded to readers. Fans used the comments to answer the question: What is the difference between a fiddle and a violin?
Chris McKhool chose his favourite two answers. Congratulations to readers Neela Crigger and Dave Libbey, who will both be enjoying the show on Sunday.