|Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season with a concert version of The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, performed by the Art of Time Ensemble, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
One part tone poem, one part rock opera, Sgt. Pepper is a cornerstone in rock and roll history. In this one-night-only concert, songs including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” and “With a Little Help From My Friends” are reimagined 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.” Steven Page (founder and former lead of the band Barenaked Ladies) and Glen Phillips (frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket) join singers Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and Craig Northey (The Odds) along with the twelve-piece Art of Time orchestra in a reimagining of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album.
About Art of Time Ensemble
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.
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, beginning with one-off concerts to small but enthusiastic audiences. Word quickly spread through Toronto’s cultural scene. Today, Art of Time works with the best Canadian artists in the performing arts, film and literature, and noteworthy international musicians. The artists with whom the Ensemble have worked represent the finest in their genres, including writer Margaret Atwood, choreographer Peggy Baker, singers Madeleine Peyroux and Sarah Slean; actor Brent Carver, and many others.
Music and musicians are at the heart of Art of Time Ensemble; the ranks of their musicians are deep and their talent unmatched. Featured musicians include Branford Marsalis, Margo Timmins (of Cowboy Junkies) Gavin Bryars, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rachel Mercer, Benjamin Bowman (concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre), Stephen Sitarski (concertmaster of Esprit Orchestra), Roman Borys (Gryphon Trio), Steven Dann (soloist and former principal violist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and the National Arts Centre orchestra), Thomas Wiebe (soloist, cellist for the Duke Trio and Professor at the University of Western Ontario); Phil Dwyer (renowned composer, arranger and saxophonist) and Rob Piltch (the great Canadian guitarist and former member of Blood Sweat & Tears).
For more information, visit Artoftimeensemble.com.
About Andrew Burashko
Andrew Burashko (Artistic Director, Art of Time Ensemble) made his debut at the age of seventeen with the Toronto symphony orchestra and has since established himself as one of Canada’s premier soloists. Known for his passionate performances and eclectic repertoire, Burashko has performed with most of the Canadian orchestras, collaborating with conductors Sir Andrew Davis, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Pinchas Zukerman among many others.
As a soloist he has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, and as a chamber musician, he regularly collaborates with Canada’s top artists and performs in festivals throughout Canada and Europe. For the past 16 years, he has also been involved in an important and ongoing collaboration with modern dancer Peggy Baker. A dedicated teacher, he gives master classes throughout North America and is presently a member of the faculty at the Glenn Gould Professional School in Toronto.
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Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Alexander, Who’s Not… Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
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About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the PerformingArts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Major support for the 2015-16 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.