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CURRENT
  
  • Grieg Violin Sonatas - Jeremy Bell, violin, Shoshana Telner, piano
  • The Jazz Room LIVE - 4 CD series featuring concerts from the Jazz Room in Waterloo
  • National Youth Orchestra Canada - On-line Masterclass Tutorial Series
  • The Enchanter's Saga - Live performance with Steven Page, Kevin Ramessar, Jerzy Kaplanek and Andrew Downing
  • Sgt Pepper - The Art of Time Ensemble -  TOUR  United States
  • Celebrating Women, Volume 2 - Laurel Swinden, flute
  • Kevin Ramessar - new CD project 
  • Brassroots - CD recording
  • Penderecki String Quartet - CD recording
 
ON-GOING
  
  • The Sgt Pepper Album - The Art of Time Ensemble, Andrew Burashko artistic director, wiith Steven Page, John Mann, Andy Maize and Craig Northey. Release date: November 2013
Following on the Art of Time Ensemble's sold-out, highly successful reimagining of the Beatles' Abbey Road Album in 2009, we present the entire Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Performed by Canadian pop icons, Sgt. Pepper is re-imagined and re-invented through newly commissioned arrangements from Canada's top pop, jazz and classical composers.  Featuring:

John Mann (Spirit of the West)
Steven Page (formerly Barenaked Ladies)
Andy Maize (Skydiggers)
Craig Northey (The Odds)

Carolyn Blackwell, Viola
Andrew Burashko, Piano Alastair Eng, Cello
John Johnson, Sax
Larry Larson, Trumpet

Veronique Mathieu, Violin
Rachel Mercer, Cello
Doug Perry, Viola
Joseph Phillips, Bass
Rob Pitch, Guitar
Stephen Sitarski, Violin

Other Art of Time Ensemble recordings include live concert audio and video productions of
  • The Poem/The Song - Art of Time Ensemble with Margaret Atwood: November 2014
  • Madeleine Peyroux and the Art of Time Ensemble - TOUR  December 2014
  • The Big  Band Show, a live concert recording featuring the big band musid of Duke Ellgington, Stravinsky and Shostakovich with the Art of Time Ensemble
  • Songbook with Steven Page, a live concert audio and video recording featuring Steve Page and the Art of Time Ensemble
  • Songbook with Sarah Slean, a live concert recording featuring Sarah Slean and the Art of Time Ensemble
  
PAST PRODUCTIONS
  
  • Notes Towards 
    • The choral and instrumental music of Tim Corlis with Ben Bolt-Martin, Margaret Atwood, DaCapo Chamber Choir and featuring the Juno nominated Notes Towards a Poem That Can Never Be Written.
    • An artistically engaging and emotionally moving album. The stated aim of the recording project is "to speak out against the injustices of our modern world in a way that is uniquely possible through music and poetry." It's a lofty but necessary goal in these troubling times. All I can say is mission accomplished.” (Robert Reid, The Record) more...
  • Tempi con Variazioni
    • A PRIX OPUS 2010 winning recording with Montreal composer/jazz violinist Helmut Lipsky and Melosphere with special guest Suzie LeBlanc, soprano, and featuring musicians Alex Weimann, piano/keys, Jean François Martel, bass, Christopher Norman, flute, Pierre Tanguay, percussion and David Hall, organ.  The music spans four centuries of styles. http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=74998#.URvS_qVEEsI


  • Dialog
    • a CD recording with Polish guitar duo Andrzej and Grzegorz Krawiec, featuring music by Chopin, Granados, Rodrigo and Polish composers. Chopin, the most celebrated pianist of any age, said, "Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly, two."  Andrzej and Grzegorz perform works originally written for guitar-duo as well as their own transcriptions.


 
VIDEO PRODUCTIIONS
 
  • A Dream Within A Dream - A music video featuring the choral music of Victor Mio. 
A Dream Within A Dream, Victor Mio and the Laurier Singers
  • The Region of Waterloo Virtual Performing Arts Festival, a video streaming website featuring performing arts ensembles from the Waterloo region.
  • GrandSocial.ca - video streaming from KW LatinFest, Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Millrace Folk Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival
  • Raven and the First Men, a music video featuring the music of Timothy Corlis, performed by the New Zealand String Quartet and James campbell, clarinet
  • Silent Dawn - music video featuring the DaCapo Chamber Choirs recording of Timothy Corlis' "Silent Dawn"
  • This Day - music video featuring the University of Waterloo Chamber Choir under director Leonard Enns
 
LIVE CONCERT
 
  • Waterloo Region Choral Composers Circle - Interactive concert on September 27, 2008 
    • a unique event patterned on the popular singer songwriter circles featured the choral music of Glenn Buhr, Barrie Cabena, Leonard Enns, Jeff Enns, Michael Purves-Smith and Carol Ann Weaver. more... 



  • Tempi Con Variazioni: Concert Tour 2008:  World Wind Energy Conference, Kingston, Ontario; Kingston Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario; and Quebec City 400 Year Celebration, L'Anglican de Lévis, (Quebec City). 
    • Early music soprano Suzie LeBlanc and violinist/composer Helmut Lispsky join forces to present a unique blend of classical, world and jazz, with a touch of tango. more...  
Helmut Lipsky and Tempi Con Variazioni 


OTHER
  • Bandida Filharmonica (2007), 
    • wind ensemble music from the Portugese tradition, (River Run Centre, Guelph).
  • L’Académie Baroque de Montréal, (June 2006) 
    • Inaugral performance as part of the Montreal Baroque Festival, under the artistic direction of Suzie LeBlanc and Alex Weimann. 
  • Srinakharinwirot University Wind Orchestra, Bangkok, Thailand, (April 2006) 
    • A CD to honour the 50th birthday celebrations for Her Royal Majesty Princess Maha Chakri Srindhorn
  • Windjammers: Seems Like Old Times, 
    • Live at the Centre in the Square (April 2006)



 

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