The Big Band Show presented by The Art of Time Ensemble
Art of Time Ensemble curates another unique musical experience just in time for the holidays, bringing a 25-piece big band to life. The Big Band Show offers a rare chance to experience the power and beauty of a full 25-piece big band in an intimate setting with Art of Time Ensemble’s signature touch. Artistic director Andrew Burashko, exploring new territory, brings an incredible variety of rarely-performed music to Toronto audiences.
This original programme is made up of three pieces, which have never before been performed together. The jewel in the program is Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, a reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker through the prism of jazz. The show is rounded out by Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto and Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite No. 1.
Art of Time Ensemble regulars John Johnson, Benjamin Bowman, Andrew Downing, Kevin Turcotte and Davide Di Renzo are joined by jazz giants Mike Murley, Al Kay, John MacLeod, David Occhipinti, Don Rooke and a who’s who of Canadian jazz artists.
The Big Band Show will be on stage for two nights only at the intimate Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West). Tickets from $25 to $59 are available online at harbourfrontcentre.com, by phone at 416.973.4000 or in-person at the box office.
From November 30 to December 1.