Led by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, Art of Time Ensemble transforms the way you experience music. Fusing high art and popular culture in concerts that juxtapose the best of each genre, Art of Time entertains as it enlightens, revealing the universal qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.


A world in which people seek the uncertainties, and possibilities, of art.


To engage diverse audiences in powerful arts experiences through the performances, collaborative endeavours, and curatorial vision of its Artistic Director.


Andrew Burashko formed Art of Time Ensemble in 1998 with the support of a small group of like-minded musicians and prominent figures in dance, theatre and other art forms, beginning with one-off concerts to small but enthusiastic audiences. Word quickly spread through Toronto's cultural scene. Today, Art of Time works with the best Canadian artists in the performing arts, film and literature, and noteworthy international musicians.

Art of Time presents an annual subscription season at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre Theatre, and regularly appears as part of the Royal Conservatory of Music performance season at Koerner Hall. The company is invited to perform at festivals and events across Canada, including Music in the Morning in Vancouver, the Banff Centre, Chamberfest and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Art of Time also tours Canada, having taken American jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux and Canadian pop stars Steven Page and Sarah Slean out on the road with the Ensemble. In November 2015, Art of Time embarked on a 12-city tour of the United States and will return in October of 2016 to perform throughout the Midwest.

The artists with whom the Ensemble have worked represent the finest in their genres, including writers Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje; choreographers Peggy Baker, James Kudelka and David Earle; dancers Evelyn Hart, Rebekah Rimsay, Michael Sean Marye, and Piotr Stancyzk; singers Madeleine Peyroux, Jackie Richardson, Steven Page and Sarah Slean; actors Brent Carver, Tom McCamus, R.H. Thomson, Ted Dykstra, Lucy Peacock and Julian Richings; and filmmakers Peter Mettler and Tess Girard.

Music and musicians are at the heart of Art of Time Ensemble; the ranks of our musicians are deep and their talent unmatched. Featured musicians include Branford Marsalis, Margo Timmins (of Cowboy Junkies) Gavin Bryars, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rachel Mercer, Benjamin Bowman (concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre), Stephen Sitarski (concertmaster of Esprit Orchestra), Roman Borys (Gryphon Trio), Steven Dann (soloist and former principal violist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and the National Arts Centre orchestra), Thomas Wiebe (soloist, cellist for the Duke Trio and Professor at the University of Western Ontario); Phil Dwyer (renowned composer, arranger and saxophonist) and Rob Piltch (the great Canadian guitarist and former member of Blood Sweat and Tears).