The Art of Time Ensemble Presents: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Johnny Lu

Toronto’s acclaimed chamber orchestra, The Art of Time Ensemble, brings their reincarnation of the world-renowned Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to Georgia Southern University on November 13, 2015.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band epitomized the height of the Beatles’ career that forever changed the rock music scene. Tracks to be performed from the two-sided album include “She’s Leaving Home,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Getting Better,” and of course “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 

Formed by Soloist and Artistic Director Andrew Burashko in 1998, the Art of Time Ensemble is a collective band of classical, jazz and pop musicians. Combining paramount art with pop culture in concerts that juxtapose each genre at their finest, Art of Time revolutionizes the way audiences from across the globe experience music. With the goal of bringing new and diverse audiences together in the world of performing arts, the Canadian-based band establishes live art experiences of both artistry and quality. 

Collaborating with some of Canada and Europe’s finest artists, the Art of Time Ensemble has regularly made appearances at music festivals and events such as Music in the Morning in Vancouver and Chamberfest. Art of Time has worked with artists such as writer Margaret Atwood and choreographer Peggy Baker. For over a decade, Andrew Burashko has worked with Baker in an ongoing collaboration for modern dance.

Borrowing American jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux and Canadian pop icons Sarah Slean and Steven Page for a United States tour, the Art of Time Ensemble sets sail for 12 cities November 2015. 

Performing Arts Center Box Office Manager Juanita Smith said that the performing arts scene at GSU has come a long way in bringing big names and Grammy Award-winning and nominated artistry to the university and spreading their music and art among the Georgia Southern and local Statesboro community. 

“In addition to the performance, the event will be hosting a 1960’s themed Beatles costume party for guests prior to the show,” Smith said. 

One part tone poem and one part rock opera, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band returns for one night in the form of the Art of Time Ensembles rendition of the genre-defining album. Art of Time Ensemble presents Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band rocks and rolls on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets pricing and information can be found online and at the box office.