Sets of Two
Two amazing duos combined into one unforgettable concert!
Adam & Jon journey through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, and have been enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean for over a decade. Adam & Jon put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits. Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift audiences of all ages.
Duo Tourbillon is sure to delight and astound as they take music off the page and onto the stage. From classical to classics to music written in the moment, you are sure to enjoy the energetic variety. This duo is led by Rebecca Moritzky, one of the top harpists of the Denver area, who is known for going beyond what is expected on the harp, including jazz, show-tunes, pop/rock, improvisation, and classical.
About Adam & Jon
Adam’s fiddle music is sensitive and dynamic, ranging from driving dance tunes to whispering laments. Raised in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California and Boulder, Colorado, Adam first traveled to Ireland in 2004, basing himself in the richly musical town of Ennis. Through opportunities in America and Ireland, he has studied with many of today’s living tradition-bearers. He has been teaching and performing for more than 20 years.
Jon fell in love with music at an early age, listening to the 70’s folk albums in his mother’s record collection. He journeyed on to rock music, passed through the realm of electronic dance music, made his way on to West African percussion, and finally landed in the world of traditional Irish music. Jon’s passion for music has taken him all over the world, from the beautiful countryside of France to study with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan, to Senegal, West Africa, to study Sabar Drumming, and eventually to reside in Ireland in 2008. There he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music while earning his Master of Arts degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick.
About Duo Tourbillon
Alaina Bongers is a native of Colorado and can be found most weekends driving up and down the Front Range to performances and harp functions. She holds both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree in Harp Performance from Colorado State University. Alaina is the harpist for the Fort Collins Wind Symphony and plays with many other ensembles including the Longmont Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Symphony, and the Loveland, Laudamus, Alpine, and Larimer Chorales. In addition to ensemble work, she has a passion for musical theater and has worked on productions with the Fort Collins Children’s Theater, Midtown Arts Center, Opera Wyoming, Tabor Opera House, Littleton Town Hall, and Opera Steamboat.
When not performing, Alaina serves as president on the board of the Mile High Chapter of the American Harp Society and is also the Artistic Director for the Northern Colorado Summer Harp Festival. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Alaina enjoys working with aspiring harp students of all ages at her studio in Loveland.
Rebecca Moritzky has played harp for 23 years. She performs regularly across the Denver Metro and Colorado Front Range area. She obtained her Harp Performance degree from the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, and a second degree in Worship Arts from Colorado Christian University. Rebecca is the principal harpist for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and John Prine at Red Rocks Amphitheater. She plays with the worship team at Faith Bible Chapel South. Rebecca has played for over 500 weddings, tea luncheons, churches, receptions, and other events through her Heart Strings Harps business.