The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope

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The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope

A hauntingly beautiful jazz composition performed by the Nelda Swiggett Quintet

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Kittitas Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation 400 N Anderson St Ellensburg, WA 98926

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Seattle-based, award-winning composer Nelda Swiggett brings her five-piece chamber jazz ensemble to Kittitas Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation for a special performance of her original work, “The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope” – a musical reverie on the tenuous beauty of the Arctic. But this is not just a concert. The performance engages the power of artistic expression — live music, spoken words, images and poetry — to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change. The Alaska Suite debuted in 2017, and has since inspired over 1600 people with its message of hope and call to action. Featuring Nelda Swiggett (compositions, piano, narrative), Julian Smedley (violin), Clif Swiggett (trombone), Chris Symer (bass), Adam Kessler (drums), and the poetry of Jill McGrath.

“… wonderfully inspiring…. The content was informative without being preachy; the music was magical…”
“... a powerful, unique, multi-sensory, beautiful and pioneering experience… this really is refreshing and arresting…”

For more information, visit www.alaskasuite.com.

Seating is limited to 70 people.