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Solstice St. Jean with New Hermitage & Beau Nectar

June 23, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Presented in Partnership with association franco-yukonnaise & Jazz Yukon

Tickets on sale now! Available at kiac.eventbrite.ca or in person at KIAC.

General Admission $25.00 + GST
KIAC Members $22.00 + GST
Youth under 19 & SOVA Students $12.00 + GST

Doors open: 7:30 / Showtime: 8:00

Beau Nectar (anciennement Marie-Clo x éemi) c’est la collaboration improbable entre deux auteures-compositrices interprètes bilingues séparées par des kilomètres de forêts, de cours d’eau, de montagnes et de prairies. Marie-Clo, franco-ontarienne, et éemi, fransaskoise livrent une pop électronique intimiste, vibrante et surréaliste aux paroles éco-féministes qui suscitent l’empathie de leurs fans envers la nature.

//// Beau Nectar (formerly Marie-Clo x éemi) is a collaboration between two bilingual singer-songwriters separated by kilometers of forests, rivers, mountains and prairies. Marie-Clo, Franco-Ontarian, and éemi, Fransaskoise deliver intimate, vibrant and surreal electronic pop with eco-feminist lyrics that spark their fans’ empathy towards nature.

Ambient improvisational ensemble New Hermitage imagines a future in which the climate crisis has decimated the population of the Earth, and dangerously high levels of pollution have rendered the cities of the world uninhabitable. The surviving humans are forced to live in nomadic clans, wandering the sparse wilderness in constant struggle to claim what little natural resources remain. However, a few solitary people have returned to the cities. Armed with patience and tenderness, these new hermits balance technology with natural wisdom to work with nature to restore their environment. The music of New Hermitage is the soundtrack to their survival, incorporating what these individuals might hear among the crumbling cities they call home.

New Hermitage is Andrew MacKelvie, woodwinds; India Gailey, cello; Ross Burns, guitar; and Ellen Gibling, harp. All highly accomplished musicians in their own right, the quartet birthed in 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia out of their shared connection to Jerry Granelli and the Creative Music Workshop. Since then, New Hermitage has shared bills with artists such as revelatory composer/improviser Angel Bat Dawid, jaw harp innovator chik white, pi’pa virtuoso Liu Fang, and prolific noise explorer i d m theft able. Among their six live recordings are two performances with renowned bass clarinettist Jeff Reilly, one of which won Music Nova Scotia’s “Classical Recording of the Year” award. New Hermitage’s first studio album, Unearth, was released in 2020 to much critical acclaim.

All ages/ Licenced event with cash bar for 19+

Thanks to our funders Yukon Government, Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, and Lotteries Yukon. Thanks to our local sponsors the Dawson City Bunkhouse and the Klondike Experience.

Please contact KIAC at admin@kiac.ca or 993 – 5005 if ticket price is a barrier


June 23, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)


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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
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