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ANDREW'S BLOG


Playlist: Gregory Hoskins


When putting together the ensemble for each Art of Time concert, there are two crucial factors I look for in artists; they must be an excellent musician and they must be great to be around. Gregory Hoskins is easily both.

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Q + A


A Conversation with Jessica Mitchell


We first met Jessica Mitchell when she sang in our first-ever holiday concert, To All a Good Night. Her presence, both as a performer and a person, blew us away. We asked her a few questions so you could get to know her better.

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A Conversation with Jonathan Goldsmith


Composer Jonathan Goldsmith has been working with Art of Time since our very first concerts. We asked him a few questions about his inspiration, book list, and why he loves working with Art of Time.

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ARTIST NEWS


Don McKellar inducted into Order of Canada


Don McKellar is amongst Canada's most prolific artists in stage, film, and television. His many accomplishments were acknowledged with his induction into the Order of Canada.

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A Conversation with Earl McCluskie


Earl McCluskie is an integral part of the Ensemble, yet many people have never seen him on stage. As Sound Engineer, Earl's role is at the board making Art of Time sound it's best. We chatted with him about his experiences working with us.

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ANDREW'S BLOG


The Songbook Series


The Songbook concert series involves the guest singer selecting twelve songs of their choice. The songs are then delegated to a group of master arrangers who, in turn, arrange them for a six piece ensemble that is comprised of three classical musicians and three pop/jazz improvisers with the intention of exploiting everyone’s respective strengths. The programs also include an instrumental that features the classical players.

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A Conversation with Cameron Wilson


Cameron Wilson's arrangements have been performed in many of Art of Time's concerts; our tribute to Lou Reed, Songbook programs with Madeleine Peyroux, Steven Page and Sarah Slean. He's joining the company of TZIGANE, as violinist for the hot jazz quartet Van Django. We asked him a few questions.

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A Conversation with Hoax Couture


Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell are the fashion masterminds behind Hoax Couture, the bespoke couturier designing the costuming for #lovesexbrahms, James Kudelka's world premiere for Intermezzi. We spoke to them about the process.

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ANDREW'S BLOG


Music and Dance: My History with Peggy Baker


In preparing for the Intermezzi shows, I’ve been reflecting a lot on my work with Peggy Baker. Peggy and I have worked together for twenty years.

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ARTIST NEWS


Danny Michel: New Tour, New Ride


Singer-songwriter Danny Michel is no stranger to hitting the road and touring. He's just announced a new cross-country tour is in the works, but this time he's venturing out with a remarkable new vehicle.

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VIDEO Q + A


A Conversation with Robert Carli


Get to know composer and musician Robert (Rob) Carli as he chats about how minimalist composers influence his approach to writing pop music, what it's like to arrange The Beatles and why he listens to Hall & Oates.

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ANDREW'S BLOG


Source & Inspiration


Last year, the Banff Centre asked me to create a residency program that would bring together singer songwriters with classical musicians. I proposed an idea that I had experimented with a number of times with Art of Time called Source & Inspiration.

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A Conversation With Erika Raum


Art of Time is always an adventure. Andrew has such an awareness that a concert must be an experience- it has to be a short, but complete journey. I also love his reinvention of the classics.

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A Conversation with Margaret Atwood


Human beings are inherently musical...

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A Conversation With Alejandra Ribera


It's a great challenge to interpret someone else's material and a huge gift to work with such immensely talented musicians. The arrangements are always innovative and beautiful and it takes me out of my comfort zone musically.

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ANDREW'S BLOG


Welcome


Welcome everybody to our new website. This new virtual 'home' of ours is meant to eventually house our vast archives from the last 15 years - recordings, videos, a nod to everyone who has worked on our projects and to those who continue to inspire us.

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VIDEO Q + A


A Conversation with Julian Richings


We sat down with I Send You This Cadmium Red actor Julian Richings and asked him some questions about Art of Time, his craft and his guilty pleasures.

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VIDEO Q + A


A Conversation with Gregory Hoskins


Get to know singer Gregory Hoskins, a longtime collaborator with Art of Time Ensemble, in this video Q+A where he reveals details about his "blind date" with Andrew Burashko and his skills - or lack thereof - on the trumpet.

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A Conversation with Thom Allison


Actor and singer Thom Allison shares his influences, his favourite performances and what he's reading right now.

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A Conversation with Liam Titcomb


Liam Titcomb's performance of John Lennon & Yoko Ono's "Happy Xmas/War is Over" was one of the most memorably moments from To All a Good Night. In anticipation of his return to the holiday stage, we asked him some questions.

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