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Jessica McMann: Incandescent Tales

Jessica McMann: Incandescent Tales

On August 5th, touring artist Jessica McMann presents her debut album Incandescent Tales at the award-winning Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Downtown Vancouver. Limited tickets are available on a sliding scale of $10 – $25 for this intimate, unmissable event.
re:Naissance Opera is proud to co-present this ground-breaking work as part of the summer-long Awaken Chinatown: Enchanted Evenings Concert series.


Jessica McMann – Flute, Alto Flute, Cedar Flute
Karen Shepherd – Viola, Violin
Beverley McKiver – Piano
Doors open at 6:30 pm.


Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.


Suggested parking is located at the EasyPark parkade on Keefer St.


Jessica McMann is an Alberta-based Cree (Cowessess, SK), a multi-disciplinary artist. She interweaves land, Indigenous identity, history, and language throughout her dance and music creation/performance practice. A classically trained flutist, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary and an MFA in Contemporary Arts from Simon Fraser University. Her work fuses together traditional language and dance with her own contemporary experiences as an Indigenous woman and Two-Spirit person.

Incandescent Tales was recorded in collaboration with fellow Indigenous women, pianist Beverly McKiver, violinist Karen Shepherd, and producer Laura Vinson. Jessica’s musical, compositional, and soundscape work focuses on land-based creation and ideas of connection, disconnection, and home.“I welcome everyone to come witness and listen to the varied stories told through our music.”, says Jessica. Jessica McMann is a 2022 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee for Indigenous Artist of the Year. Jessica is also a co-composer and co-creator of the top-rated sci-fi podcast The Apocrypha Chronicles, produced by re:Naissance Opera.


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs. This Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is the first among its kind to have been built outside of China, and continues to be unique among the world as the result of the joint collaborative effort of community members, the Canadian Government, and the People’s Republic of China.

As a registered not-for-profit, all Garden revenue goes toward the fulfillment of our mission to bring together cultures and communities through educational and public programs.

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This project of Indigenous Classical music was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Short-term projects in Creating, Knowing and Sharing, and the Calgary Arts Development ArtShare program.

This event has been made possible by the support of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Creative BC, BC Arts and City of Vancouver Community and Artists Shifting Culture.

Event Details

Date: August 05, 2022

Start time: 06:30 p.m. PDT

Venue: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden