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Looking Ahead: There’s Great Music in Store!

November 9, 2015

Why have another boring, ordinary week when you could join Blumenthal Performing Arts for a variety of music. Don’t miss out as The Art of Time Ensemble transforms classical music and The Wood Brothers return to McGlohon Theater! Check out the details of each event below.

Art of Time Ensemble coming to the Knight Theater Nov. 10!

Art of Time Ensemble comes to Knight Theater on Nov. 10.

Art of Time Ensemble – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. – Knight Theater

The Beatles’ groundbreaking album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” is reimagined by Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble joined by an incredible array of singers, including Steven Page (founder and former lead singer of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies), Andy Maize (Skydiggers), Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Craig Northey (The Odds). By the end of this incredible concert, the singers and Art of Time’s world class orchestra will have you rethinking your definition of classical music!

For over a decade, Art of Time, led by internationally renowned concert pianist Andrew Burashko, has fused high art and popular culture in programs juxtaposing the best of each genre, entertaining as it enlightened and revealing the universal qualities that lie at the heart of all great music. Don’t miss your chance to experience this amazing show … and expect a couple of surprises to round out this historic performance. CLICK HERE to grab your tickets now!

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen

Don’t miss The Wood Brothers Nov. 14 at McGlohon Theater. Photo by Alysse Gafkjen.

The Wood Brothers (With Special Guests The Rigs)

Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. – McGlohon Theater

Chris Wood had a scrap of a song that “seemed like a chorus” scribbled in a notebook. He played it for his older brother, Oliver, who’d had a verse lying around he didn’t know what to do with. The two pieces dovetailed musically and lyrically: the verse about a man who regretted chasing unattainable women; the harmony-driven refrain of “When I die, I wanna be sent back to try, try again.”

“Neon Tombstone” wasn’t the first song that Chris had written. Since 2006, they had released three studio albums of Americana as The Wood Brothers. But it was the first one they’d written like this. “This is how a song is supposed to come together,” Oliver remembers thinking. “There was some chance, some randomness, to it.” The experience marked a deeper level of collaboration for The Wood Brothers, a newfound fraternal synchronicity. The cohesion comes from the brothers having spent the last two years on the road with new full-time multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, whereas they relied on session musician-friends to fill out previous albums. Jano’s additional harmonies give credence to the old trope that while two family members often harmonize preternaturally, it takes a third, non-related singer for the sound to really shine. The Wood Brothers released their newest album “Paradise” in October to rave reviews and the top spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. CLICK HERE to see The Wood Brothers live!

Visit BlumenthalArts.org for a complete list of upcoming shows and events. See you soon!

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