Mark your calendars! We’re celebrating diversity, inclusion and the spirit of our wonderful northern community by co-hosting four concerts over four nights, November 15 – 18. Visit Music Yukon on Facebook each night at 7pm (UTC -7) to live stream the Forward Together Music Series. Viewing is free of charge and all are welcome!
On Thursday, Nov. 18, don’t miss performances by Lorène Charmetant with opening act Fawn Fritzen.
Curated by: Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
Meet the artists:
Lorène Charmetant comes from a musical culture where all genres coexist, be it classical, pop, jazz, electronic, or traditional music from around the world. This rich scope of musical diversity has piqued her curious nature, motivated her exploration of sound in its widest sense, and is reflected in her musical works. Her upcoming performance at the Yukon Arts Centre will deliver a folk-jazz format through intimately revisited and stripped-down versions of great classics from the French repertoire, as well as compositions pairing very personal lyrics with the warm sound of acoustic instruments, and vocals that soar and intermingle in harmony. Studies in administration and in music gave Lorène the opportunity to work as administrative support for artists before deciding to study at the Université de Sherbrooke (QC) in vocal interpretation, and performance. Her path has brought her to the Yukon where she now teaches music and works with many artists on a great variety of projects.
When Fawn Fritzen entered kindergarten in Thunder Bay, Ontario, she spoke only Mandarin, and barely a word of English. The next year, she started French Immersion. She has since lived all over the country, including all three of Canada’s northern territories, and has performed in exotic locations from Iqaluit to São Paulo. Fawn embodies Canada’s diversity with her mixed cultural roots of Chinese, French, and German, singing in her three ancestral languages as well as English. Raised on folk, classical, and musical theatre, Fawn was a latecomer to jazz, but the bug bit her hard. She quickly garnered accolades. Tim Tamashiro (former host of CBC Radio’s national jazz program Tonic) named Fawn “one of Canada’s top swingers”. In 2014, Fawn won the Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Jazz Artists.
Concerts will be live streamed from the Yukon Arts Centre.
Presented in partnership by Music Yukon | Factor | Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association | Yukon Women in Music | Queer Yukon | Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)