New Hermitage Halloween Show
Saturday October 31, 2020  8pm
Music

Presented by Music In Communities Co-op
musicincommunitiesns@hotmail.com

First of a series of "small shows in a big space": well-distanced, small audience, improvised music concerts at the Al Whittle Theatre. MIC presents New Hermitage playing a special Halloween show of improvised music for silent horror films!

New Hermitage is an improvised music group from Halifax with ties to Wolfville via leader Andrew MacKelvie, a former Acadia music student. "...if music is needed to assist in the transition to a new way of conceiving society, New Hermitage aims to supply it. An ambient/chamber quartet with an aptitude for finding the beauty in the smallest of musical gestures, the group's Unearth is an enigmatic and, at times, riveting listening experience.

Saxophonist/bass clarinetist Andrew MacKelvie leads the group on what is now its fourth release. With cellist India Gailey, guitarist Ross Burns and harpist Ellen Gibling all present since the group's debut, One (Self-released, 2017), the four clearly have an unfailing mutual trust and sympathetic vision, attentive to the patient, graceful, and elliptical motion that characterizes this music. With only the subtlest of electronic effects provided by Burns, there are many stark, almost barren moments here, although further engagement reveals a nascent, life-giving force that points toward renewal amidst the music's sometimes desolate aspects." - Troy Dostert, All About Jazz

$15 or pwyw



Other Events at Al Whittle Theatre
Sun Oct 25  11am
Breaking Bread w/ Tradition
Sun Oct 25  2pm
Weed and Wine w/ The Biodynamical Way
Sun Oct 25  5pm
Love Sarah w/ The Coin
Sun Oct 25  8pm
The Truffle Hunters w/ En Route
Al Whittle Theatre (902) 542-3344 450 Main Steet Wolfville, Nova Scoita B4P 1E2