December 2, 2023
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
525 N 5th Ave
Sequim, WA 98382
$10-18 sliding scale; free tickets available upon request.
The Alaska Suite
Saturday, December 2, 2023
More info and ticketing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-alaska-suite-a-story-of-beauty-loss-and-hope-tickets-733132748787?aff=oddtdtcreator
Seattle-based, award-winning composer Nelda Swiggett brings her five-piece chamber jazz ensemble to Sequim's St. Luke's Episcopal Church 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 2000 people with its message of hope and call to action. Featuring Nelda Swiggett (compositions, piano, narrative, curated images), Julian Smedley (violin), Clif Swiggett (trombone), Chris Symer (bass), Adam Kessler (drums), and the poetry of Jill McGrath.