Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sarah to Play Art of Time Benefit Concert - Nov 5th

Sarah who has played 2 concerts with the Art of Time Ensemble in 2007 and recorded with in 2008 is set to play their first ever benefit concert on November 5, 2008. Tickets are priced at $250 for this unique event held at the Integral House.

A press release posted at ArtworldList provides the following details:

Top talents Sarah Slean, Ted Dykstra, Shauna Rolston, Artistic Director Andrew Burashko and others perform at Art of Time Ensemble 10th Anniversary Gala Benefit

On the occasion of Art of Time Ensemble’s 10th Anniversary Season, Artistic Director Andrew Burashko is pleased to announce the company’s first annual Art of Time Ensemble Gala Benefit. This one-of-a kind fundraising event will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Integral House, one of the most talked about homes in the city that Lisa Rochon of the Globe and Mail has described as “a sumptuous house designed to liberate music and man.”

This gala evening features an elegant cocktail and dinner reception with unsurpassed performances by top-tier artists in a private home built with a love of great architecture and music: the breathtaking surroundings of Integral House, the home of mathematician, musician and author Dr. James D. Stewart.

Performers include highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Slean, award-winning actor Ted Dykstra, lauded cellist Shauna Rolston and consummate pianist and artistic director Andrew Burashko.

The Art of Time Ensemble is one of Toronto’s most innovative and artistically resonant music ensembles. It has attracted the interest and participation of some of Canada’s best performers in creating new and exciting opportunities for collaborations between the performing arts; provoking, entertaining and breaking down barriers, revealing the vibrancy of classical music as a contemporary artistic expression and appealing to a range of audiences.

“The Art of Time seems like a game of artistic hopscotch, in which everyone is invited to jump over the notional barriers between music, dance and visual art, and between high art and low. It’s a game worth playing.” - Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail

The Art of Time Ensemble’s 10th anniversary season is sponsored by BMO Financial.

The Art of Time Ensemble Gala Benefit
Featuring performances by Sarah Slean, Ted Dykstra, Shauna Rolston
and Artistic Director Andrew Burashko
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from 6:30 to 9:30pm
at Integral House, 194 Roxborough Drive
Tickets - $250 each (partial tax receipts issued)
Information & Tickets: 416.880.7693 or email anna(NOSPAM)

The poster image used and further information can be found on the Art of Time website.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sarah to Tour Germany & Switzerland in 2009

Perhaps as a follow up to her album The Baroness being released in Denmark, it was announced at the Wine and Grape Festival concert that Sarah will touring in Germany. The St. Catherine Standard confirmed that this will take place in January and will be followed by visiting Switzerland.

With the Baroness's recent release in Denmark, this could be a sign that the album might be released across Europe in a fashion similar to Day One.

For those who have not kept a close eye on, this December Sarah will be playing her annual Christmas show at Harboufront/Enwave Theatre on December 19th. Harbourfront's website indicated a date of December 20th leading to some speculation that a second concert may be confirmed at a later date.