Past Shows

Dec 3-5, 2015, 8PM
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

Art of Time introduces a new holiday tradition with a characteristic twist.  Top composers will craft Christmas classics, wintery favourites, and a few unexpected selections into new arrangements for five singers and Ensemble musicians.

Featuring chestnuts by Mel Torme and Irving Berlin, along with traditional holiday carols, the concert will also feature Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, based on the Tchaikovsky ballet, performed by a 15-piece Big Band.  Tom Lehrer's irreverent Hanukkah in Santa Monica along with seasonal fare by Joni Mitchell, Donny Hathaway, Tom Waits, John Lennon, The Pogues, and John Prine complete a repertoire with variety that you're unlikely to hear at any other holiday concert.

Location

Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto

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Repertoire

Silent Night

Alfred Schnittke


The Nutcracker Suite

i. Overture

ii. Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed Pipes)

iii. Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)

iv. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)

v. Entr'acte

vi. Volga Vouty (Russian Dance)

vii. Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance)

viii. Dance of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers)

ix. Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)

Composed by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, adapted from compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


INTERMISSION


Christmas Ditty

David Wall, arranged by Mark Kieswetter


Christmas in Prison

John Prine


Fairytale of New York - Listen

Jem finer & Shane McGowan (The Pogues), arranged by Aaron Davis


Happy Xmas (War is Over) - Listen

John Lennon & Yoko Ono, arranged by Kevin Fox


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arranged by Cameron Wilson


(I'm Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica - Watch

Tom Lehrer, arranged by Jim McGrath


Let It Snow

Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn, arranged by Shelly Berger


River - Watch

Joni Mitchell, arranged by Jonathan Goldsmith


Silent Night/Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

Franz Xavier Gruber/Tom Waits, arranged by Steve MacKinnon


This Christmas

Donny Hathaway, arranged by Bryden Baird


The Christmas Song

Bob Wells & Mel Torme


White Christmas

Irving Berlin, arranged by Dan Parr



Lighting Designer

Kevin Lamotte

Special Guests

Canadian Children's Opera Chorus

Singers

Jackie Richardson

Tom Wilson

Jessica Mitchell

Liam Titcomb

David Wall


Musicians

Andy Ballantyne, alto sax & clarinet

Andrew Burashko, piano & conductor

Vern Dorge, clarinet, alto sax & tenor sax

Andrew Downing, bass

John Johnson, alto & soprano sax, clarinet & flute

Drew Jurecka, violin

Al Kay, trombone

Alex Kundakcioglu, trumpet

John MacLeod, trumpet

Rachel Mercer, cello

Mike Murley, tenor sax

Brian O'Kane, trumpet

Christian Overton, trombone

Douglas Perry, viola

Rob Piltch, guitar

Terry Promane, trombone

Davide di Renzo, drums

Stephen Sitarski, violin

Tom Szczezniak, piano

Kevin Turcotte, trumpet

Perry White, baritone sax & bass clarinet

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Eli & Phil Taylor

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