Inspired by music, the Art of Time Ensemble seeks to provoke, educate and entertain.
With music as its focus, the Art of Time Ensemble creates live art experience of unsurpassed creativity and quality, with the goal of welcoming new and diverse audiences to the performing arts.
About Our Organization
Art of Time has established itself as Toronto’s most innovative and artistically sound chamber music ensembles. Artistic Director Andrew Burashko programs concerts that bridge classical repertoire with work created by and performed by Canadian artists from the world of theatre, dance, literature, jazz and popular music.
The Ensemble’s distinguished core Canadian artists include violinists Erika Raum, Mark Fewer and Stephen Sitarski; violist Steven Dann; cellists Rachel Mercer and Thomas Wiebe; double bassists Joel Quarrington and Joe Phillips; pianist Andrew Burashko; saxophonist/composer Phil Dywer, and jazz guitarist Rob Piltch. Other collaborators included Margaret Atwood; choreographers Peggy Baker and James Kudelka, jazz/pop singer Martin Tielli (Rheostatics), Brent Carver, Hawksley Workman, Sarah Slean, Steven Page and many more. Art of Time has worked with such international artists as Branford Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, and Brazil's Guinga.
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What People Are Saying
"No one can put together music and musicians in a more dazzling, brilliant, and moving way than Andrew Burashko and the Art of Time Ensemble. Every concert is thrilling, inspiring, and leaves you longing for the next one. Surprise and accomplishment only begin to describe [their] achievements."
— The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, patron
"Art of Time Ensemble is as soulful as it is innovative. It’s rare and it’s precious to find such a blend of daring and subtlety. Performing with them was one of the most creatively nourishing moments of my career."
— Alejandra Ribera, singer
"Art of Time creates opportunities of a lifetime for musicians."
— John Mann, singer
"I thoroughly enjoy the Art of Time evenings. I like the surprises, the contextual shifts, the unusual repertoire. I like that I'm expected to bring my brains along."
— Ronald Weihs, artworld.net