Art of Time Ensemble
Andrew Burashko, director and pianist
Sarah Slean, singer-songwriter
John Southworth, singer-songwriter
No one can put together music and musicians in a more dazzling, moving, and brilliant 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 Art of Time’s achievements. – the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson
To mark its twentieth season, ATE is currently reviving many of its favourite and most highly-praised programs, including tributes to Glenn Gould and Lou Reed. Singer-songwriter Sarah Slean joins them for this cross-genre TSM Festival event. Signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at the tender age of 19, this three-time JUNO nominee and modern-day Renaissance woman has since released 11 albums in over 10 countries worldwide. But perhaps the most astonishing aspect of her artistry is its breadth. Over her twenty-year career, she has published two volumes of poetry, starred in short films and a movie musical (spawning two Gemini Award nominations), penned two string quartets, held numerous exhibitions of her paintings, and shared the stage with 10 of the country’s professional orchestras. Classically trained from the age of five, she routinely collaborates with cutting-edge contemporary classical ensembles and has been invited to sing world premieres by Canada’s leading living composers. A perfect complement to Slean’s velvety alto is the gritty brilliance of English-Canadian singer-songwriter John Southworth, a long-time collaborator of Slean’s, a mainstay of the Art of Time Ensemble, and a hauntingly beautiful vocal vehicle for these unique crossover arrangements of classical masterworks.