The acclaimed Art of Time Ensemble, in association with Harbourfront Centre's World Stage, proudly presents The War of the Worlds, a celebration of the music of Academy Award-winning film composer Bernard Herrmann to mark the centenary of his birth.
This staging of Orson Welles' notorious 1938 radio drama adaptation of the 1898 novel of the same name by H.G. Wells features a powerhouse cast - Nicholas Campbell, Don McKellar and Marc Bendavid - a live 5-piece band and sound effects by foley artist John Gzowski. Art of Time Ensemble Artistic Director Andrew Burashko directs as well as conducts.
Also on the program is the world premiere of an instrumental suite - Herrmannthology - newly composed by Dan Parr based on 20 of Herrmann's film scores, accompanied by a live mix of stills and footage from the various films.
Art of Time Ensemble presents, in association with Harbourfront Centre's World Stage, The War of the Worlds Orson Welles' radio drama to mark the centenary of composer Bernard Herrmann's birth. Starring Nicholas Campbell, Don McKellar and Marc Bendavid with foley artist John Gzowski. Tickets: $25-$59. Box Office: 416-973-4000 or www.artoftimeensemble.com
Photo credit: John Lauener