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Toronto: Art of Time Ensemble presents “Best of Words and Music” with Paul Gross and Martha Burns May 9-11

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

We're delighted to announce that Martha Burns and Paul Gross will perform together in Best of Words and Music, a program of our best pairings of theatre, poetry, music, and more. They'll be reading selections from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing May 9 - 11, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre.Theatre, poetry, and lyric are the focus of this assemblage of our finest pairings of words and music. 

These scenes are set by Ravi Jain and presented alongside music by Erich Korngold; Ophelia’s Mad Scene from Hamlet is paired with Heggie’s lieder for soprano. Richard Greenblatt and Reza Jacobs perform excerpts from the smash hit 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Margaret Atwood’s series of poems Thriller Suite is set to original music, and Martha Burns, Gregory Hoskins, Rick Roberts give performances that blur the lines between poetry, music and theatre.

MAY 9-11, 2019, 8:00PM
Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto
Andrew Burashko
Isabel Bayrakdarian
Martha Burns
Gregory Hoskins
Ravi Jain
Reza Jacobs
Richard Greenblatt
Yolanda Bruno
Peter Lutek
Rachel Pomedli
and more

Excerpts from 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt

Sonata Erotica, Erwin Schulhoff

Scenes from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet

Music by Erich Korngold & Jake Heggie

Thriller Suite by Margaret Atwood, with original music by Dan Parr


$25 - $64, available by calling 416-973-4000 

or visiting

 Photo: Paul Gross and Martha Burns.