Glenn Gould was known as both a musical genius and a great eccentric. His perspective is presented, via screenings of CBC’s Glenn Gould on Television, as introductions to live performances of chamber music by Shostakovich and Beethoven. Led by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, Art of Time Ensemble transforms the way people 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.
BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No. 5, Op. 102, No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
ABOUT ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE
Andrew Burashko, piano | Pieter Wispelwey, cello | Pei-Shan Lee, piano
Festival Quartet: Benjamin Bowman, violin | Barry Shiffman, viola | Danny Koo, violin | Tom Wiebe, cello
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. Since then, the ensemble has become a cultural tour de force, collaborating with some of the most acclaimed artists in the world including writers like Margaret Atwood, choreographers such as Peggy Baker, singers like Madeleine Peyroux, filmmakers like Tess Girard, and a host of many others. Art of Time has enjoyed annual perfromances 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.
“Pianist Andrew Burashko has been fusing the arts in beautifully crafted, themed programs under the banner of his Art of Time Ensemble since 1998. It’s hard to overstate the stylishness of this program. The Art of Time Ensemble is a class act that attracts top talent.” The Globe And Mail