I’m so pleased to share the 19/20 Concert Season with you. Our 20th Anniversary celebrations have provided a rich opportunity to reflect on our mission to bring a wide variety of music to as broad an audience as possible, and the upcoming season will be no different.
Art of Time Ensemble gives us a chance to think about music differently. Artists and audiences alike are offered the space to explore and play with what they think they know about music. This seasons concerts present a few frameworks for doing so. We’re rethinking a whole album in Abbey Road, or exploring an idea through time and place in Take This Waltz. We’re diving into the music of a significant moment in history in Dance to the Abyss, and examining the work of the Gershwins in S’Wonderful through the lens of different performers. We’re also throwing the rulebook out the window with our 5th annual holiday show, To All a Good Night 5.
I invite you to renew your subscription today. We look forward to another wonderful season with you!
– Andrew Burashko, Artistic Director
Sep. 26-28, 2019 8PM
Art of Time Ensemble revives its loving exploration of Abbey Road on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the album’s release. The company’s roster of accomplished composers was set loose upon the source material, creating arrangements that maintain The Beatles’ impeccable vocal lines while pushing the boundaries of the underlying textures. The result: an imaginative journey through a towering work of music.
Dec. 5 – 7, 2019 8PM
Art of Time Ensemble’s annual holiday concert both thumbs its nose at convention and embraces the sentiments of the season. It’s an irreverent, fresh approach to seasonal entertainment that experiments with the familiar and offers an eclectic range of unconventional holiday music from artists like Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Tom Lehrer, and many more. Kick off your holiday celebrations with singers Jackie Richardson, Jessica Mitchell, Chris Murphy, David Wall, and Liam Russell, who perform an extensive selection of festive tunes that range in sentiment from nostalgia to melancholy and mischief.
Feb,. 20 – 22. 2020 8PM
Follow the path in 3/4 time as it wends from it’s origins in 19th-century Europe to the concert halls and nightclubs of the world. This program takes a kaleidoscopic approach to the waltz, including instrumental works by Maurice Ravel, Johann Strauss Jr., Bill Evans, and Frederic Chopin, plus songs by Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, and Jacques Brel.
Apr. 2 – 4, 2020 8PM
Experience the music of the Gershwins through the prism of an eclectic collection of artists. Jackie Richardson, John Southworth, Thom Allison, Sarah Slean, and Gregory Hoskins perform the songs of George and Ira Gershwin, cleverly crafted into imaginative new arrangements by top composers and arrangers. The program, including “Someone to Watch Over Me” and music from Porgy and Bess, will be peppered with George Gershwin’s instrumental pieces and offers a fresh take on the two iconic American composers.
May 7 – 9, 2020 8PM
Experience the decadent cabaret and jazz-inspired music that captured the zeitgeist of a culture on a path to catastrophe. This program will feature music celebrated in the 1920s and later dismissed as “degenerate” by the cultural officers of the Third Reich, including the Threepenny Opera Suite by Kurt Weill and music by Erich Korngold, Arno Billing, and other artists whose names are largely forgotten to history.