The 18/19 Concert Season is Art of Time Ensemble’s 20th. It’s been two decades of play, performance, exploration, and entertainment. I’m incredibly grateful for what we’ve built.
In celebration of this milestone, we’re doing something new. We’re diving deeper into the work by reviving our favourite and most celebrated pieces, and reflecting on some of our most memorable performances. Three programs in this season’s offerings bring you our very best; in dance, in music, and in theatre or verse. This exercise has really distilled Art of Time Ensemble’s work to its essence: despite an effort to neatly package each genre, music is and will always be at the centre of what we do.
I hope you’ll celebrate 20 years of music and dance, music and literature, music and theatre, music, and music, and music, with us.
– Andrew Burashko, Artistic Director
The best movement and music from 20 years of performance
Oct. 25 – 27, 2018 8PM
A program of dance and music that highlights some of the finest dance works from Art of Time Ensemble’s collaborations. Enjoy creations by a veritable who’s-who of Canadian choreographers, including Peggy Baker, James Kudelka, and David Earle, set to music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gregorio Allegri, Sergei Prokofiev, and John Cage.
The Different Holiday Concert
Dec. 13 – 15, 2018 8PM
The holiday tradition that’s anything but traditional. This edition of the Art of Time Ensemble annual holiday show brings together new comedic readings, favourite holiday carols, new songs and more. We’re giving the spotlight to our company of singers; Jackie Richardson, Tom Wilson, Jessica Mitchell, Liam Russell, and David Wall return for an evening brimming with festive music that’s sure to get your mistletoes tapping.
A Festival-Style program of the absolute best from 20 years.
Feb. 21 – 23, 2019 8PM
A selection of our most memorable music, lovingly selected from two decades of exceptional performances. The Songs Program (Feb. 21 & 23) features music by Paul Simon, Queen, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Irving Berlin, Tom Waits, and so many more. The Classical program (February 22) reflects on Art of Time Ensemble’s roots in chamber music, with performances of music by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Bohuslav Martinu, and Dmitri Shostakovich.
A Tribute to Lou Reed
Apr. 13, 2019 8PM
Step out of the concert hall and into Toronto’s storied Opera House for a return engagement of our wildly popular tribute to Lou Reed. Singers Shakura S’Aida, Jackie Richardson, Tom Wilson and John Southworth perform Reed’s songs, including Perfect Day, I’m Sticking With You, Vicious, and more, arranged for a 10-piece ensemble of classical musicians.
*Please note: this performance takes place for one night only at The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. This event is 19+
Theatre, poetry, and literature from 20 years of Art of Time Ensemble
May 9 – 11, 2019 8PM
Theatre, poetry, and music intersect in a concert that presents the highlights of Art of Time Ensemble’s theatrical, literary, and musical collaborations from the past two decades. The program features poetry (Margaret Atwood’s, specifically, set to original music), scenes from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, excerpts from the hilarious 2 Pianos, 4 Hands and much more.