Provided by George Mason University
The Art of Time Ensemble brings the classic rock album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” to the Northern Virginia area, appearing at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. and at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. This concert reimagines the Beatles’ 1968 album, which won four Grammy awards including album of the year, and launches the first U.S. tour for this acclaimed Canadian group.
Led by internationally renowned concert pianist Andrew Burashko, Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble has, for more than 15 years, redefined the classical music experience by fusing high art and popular culture in programs that juxtapose the best of each genre. The group includes Steven Page, founding member of The Barenaked Ladies; Glan Phillips, front man of Toad the Wet Sprocket; Craig Northey, principle singer-songwriter of the band Odds; and Andy Maize, singer-songwriter and co-founded the Canadian roots rock band Skydiggers. Along with a world-class orchestra, the group presents an evening of pop favorites including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “When I’m Sixty-Four” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
Art of Time Ensemble works with the best Canadian artists in the performing arts, film and literature, and noteworthy international musicians. Art of Time Ensemble presents an annual season at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre, and regularly appears as part of the Royal Conservatory of Music performance season at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. The company performs at festivals and events across Canada, including Music in the Morning in Vancouver, the Banff Centre, Chamberfest and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The artists with whom the ensemble have worked represent the finest in their genres, including writers Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje; choreographers Peggy Baker and James Kudelka; dancers Evelyn Hart and Piotr Stancyzk; singers Madeleine Peyroux, Jackie Richardson and Sarah Slean; actors Brent Carver and Julian Richings; and filmmakers Peter Mettler and Tess Girard.
Pre-performance discussions, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Center and Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Center for the Arts sponsor the pre-performance discussions at the Center for the Arts.
Ticket Information: Tickets to Art of Time Ensemble’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” are $48, $41 and $29 per person.