Led by internationally renowned concert pianist Andrew Burashko, Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble has, for over 15 years, redefined the classical music experience. Fusing high art and popular culture in programs 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.
Steven Page (founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies) and Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding) join singers Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and Craig Northey (The Odds) in a re-imagining of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The singers and Art of Time’s world class orchestra, collaborate for an incredible night of music. One part tone poem, one part rock opera, Sgt. Pepper is a cornerstone of rock & roll history.
Songs including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “When I’m Sixty-Four”, and “With a Little Help From My Friends” are re-imagined in arrangements that affectionately celebrate the music while preserving the vocal harmonies and musical elements that earned its designation by Rolling Stone as “the most important rock and roll album ever made.”
A review from the Los Angeles Times boasts, “Burashko savors the development of musical statements as much as the statements themselves. Everything connects, everything matters…indeed, by the end he has drawn us into the delicate textures and colors of the work completely.”