Glenn Gould: He was both a musical genius and a great eccentric; his work to be heard at BPAC on February 3rd..

eventsblue 100x100By Pepper Parr

January 15th, 2019



In the eyes of this humble arts dilettante – the Performing Arts Centre just justified the millions that were spent building the place.

There are dozens of performances that are good, others Ok; I took a pass on Johnny Cash’s daughter.

But the scheduled event featuring the work of Glenn Gould, Dmitri Shostakovich and Ludwig van Beethoven played by Art of Time Ensemble amount to heaven on earth.

Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould playing the Goldberg Variations.

If you have not heard Gould doing the Goldberg Variations – you have not lived.

My bias is evident , I know no shame when it comes to what Glenn Gould does with a keyboard. He was both a musical genius and a great eccentric.

The performance showcases his perspective via screenings of CBC’s Glenn Gould on Television, as introductions to live performances of chamber music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Ludwig van Beethoven.


Dmitri Shostakovich

The Toronto Star has called this performance “near perfect”, and the Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to bring this unique classical performance to the Burlington community.

Renowned concert pianist Andrew Burashko formed Art of Time Ensemble in 1998 by inviting a group of like-minded musicians and prominent figures in dance, theatre and other art forms to perform one-off concerts in Toronto. The company has gone on to become a leader in Toronto’s vibrant performing arts scene, through its subscription season at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, regular appearances at Koerner Hall, album releases, performances with leading Canadian orchestras, and the tours of its unique offerings to dozens of cities throughout Canada and the United States.

Gould standing

Both a musical genius and a great eccentric.

Art of Time Ensemble transforms the way you experience music. Fusing high art and popular culture in concerts that juxtapose the best of each genre, Art of Time entertains as it enlightens, revealing the universal qualities that lie at the heart of all great music. BPAC audiences will be delighted by the clever use of video intros paired with Toronto’s best classical musicians. This is a winning combination that you won’t want to miss!

…Hosted by Glenn Gould: Art of Time Ensemble is sponsored by Burlington Royal Arts Academy.

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 4:00pm
Approximate run time: 110 minutes
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Main Theatre
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON, L7S 1T7
$49 Regular
$44 Member

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