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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center present Art of Time Ensemble’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s 

October 13, 2015
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Art of Time’s Ensemble First U.S. Tour Reimagines this Beloved Beatles Classic 


MANASSAS and FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 13, 2015 – The Art of Time Ensemble brings the classic rock album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” to the Northern Virginia area, appearing at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. and at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. This concert reimagines the Beatles’ 1968 album, which won four Grammy awards including album of the year, and launches the first U.S. tour for this acclaimed Canadian group. 

Led by internationally renowned concert pianist Andrew Burashko, Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble has, for more than 15 years, redefined the classical music experience by fusing high art and popular culture in programs that juxtapose the best of each genre. The group includes Steven Page, founding member of The Barenaked Ladies; Glan Phillips, frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket; Craig Northey, principal singer-songwriter of the band Odds; and Andy Maize, singer-songwriter and co-founded the Canadian roots rock band Skydiggers. Along with a world-class orchestra, the group presents an evening of pop favorites including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,”  “When I’m Sixty-Four” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.”

Art of Time Ensemble works with the best Canadian artists in the performing arts, film and literature, and noteworthy international musicians. Art of Time Ensemble presents an annual season at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre Theatre and regularly appears as part of the Royal Conservatory of Music performance season at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. The company performs at festivals and events across Canada, including Music in the Morning in Vancouver, the Banff Centre, Chamberfest and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The artists with whom the ensemble have worked represent the finest in their genres, including writers Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje; choreographers Peggy Baker and James Kudelka; dancers Evelyn Hart and Piotr Stancyzk; singers Madeleine Peyroux, Jackie Richardson and Sarah Slean; actors Brent Carver and Julian Richings; and filmmakers Peter Mettler and Tess Girard.

 Pre-performance discussions, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Center and Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Center for the Arts sponsor the pre-performance discussions at the Center for the Arts.

Ticket Information: Tickets to Art of Time Ensemble’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” are $48, $41 and $29 per person.

Novant Health is the 2015-2016 Hylton Presents Season Sponsor

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Ticket Office

The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at  Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent to the Concert Hall and free parking is located in university Lot K.

The Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Tickets available at the Hylton Performing Arts Center ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at  Ticket office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. 

About George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs. For more information, please visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA. 25th Anniversary Season hashtag: #GMUCFA25.

About the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts. For more information, please visit Like the Hylton Center on Facebook at and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @Hylton_PAC.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.