Art of Time Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Andrew Burashko, will present Cantabile: An Evening of Italian Music, a special concert featuring the music of Italy from powerful and familiar opera arias by Verdi, Leoncavallo and Puccini to popular songs by Lucio Battisti, Paolo Conte and others. Cantabile: An Evening of Italian Music runs February 10-11 at Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre.
Tenor Michael Ciufo and Juno Award-winning singer Dominic Mancuso are accompanied by a grand ensemble of some of Canada's finest classical and jazz musicians, conducted by Burashko who also performs at the piano on some of the pieces.
Michael Ciufo performs Opera Arias all in the original key including: Una Furtiva Lagrima by Donizette, De Miei Bollenti Spiriti by Verdi, E La Solita Storia by Cilea and Vesti La Giubba by Leoncavallo.
Dominic Mancuso performs Italian songs: L' Ultima Canzone by Tosti, Core 'Ngrato by Cardillo, Musica Proibita by Gastaldon and Occhi Di Fata by Denza.
Michael and Dominc will end the evening in a duet - Miserere by Zucchero.
The musicians are: Benjamin Bowman - Violin, Rachel Mercer - Cello, John Johnson - Saxophone, Andrew Downing - Bass, Doug Perry - Viola, Tony Zorzi - Guitar, Veronique Mathieu - Violin, and Davide Di Renzo - Drums.
Art of Time Ensemble recently performed I Send You This Cadmium Red for Canadian Stage.
The Art of Time Ensemble is one of Toronto's most innovative and artistically resonant music ensembles. The ensemble provides a unique performance experience that breaks down barriers between musical and other artistic disciplines. Art of Time Ensemble uses the vibrancy of classical music as a launching pad for an examination of contemporary artistic expression through all music and performance forms, the results appealing to a broad range of audiences. The 2011-2012 season sponsor is Invesco Trimark.
Art of Time Ensemble presents CANTABILE: AN EVENING OF ITALIAN MUSIC
From Opera to Paolo Conte
Friday February 10-Saturday February 11, 2012 at 8 PM
Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West
Tickets: $25-$59; Box Office: 416-973-4000
Information & Online Tickets: www.artoftimeensemble.com