"No one can put together music and musicians in a more dazzling, brilliant and moving way than Andrew Burashko and Art of Time Ensemble. Every concert is thrilling, inspiring and leaves you longing for the next one. Surprise and accomplishment only begin to describe Art of Time Ensemble's achievements"The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
"An Art of Time performance is a chance to make precious contact with what music truly is - a source of revelation and wonder..."Sarah Slean
"Some of the best evenings that I have witnessed in Toronto have been performances by Andrew Burashko's Art of Time Ensemble-a caravan of classical and popular musicians. Art of Time leaps over the usual barriers of culture. So Schumann and Tolstoy can rub shoulders with Ginsberg and our best contemporary musicians. The result is entertainment that is often thrilling, often full of insights-as in the old values of art that delight and instruct."Michael Ondaatje
"If happiness is being surrounded by a warm, exciting group and being accepted as one of their peers, then I have known true happiness with Art of Time Ensemble. They are the cream of the crop. Why do the best always come from Canada?"Madeleine Peyroux
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.
THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE VISION:
A world in which people seek the uncertainties, and possibilities, of art.
THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE MISSION:
To engage diverse audiences in powerful arts experiences through the performances, collaborative endeavours, and curatorial vision of its Artistic Director.
ABOUT ART OF TIME
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).