The City of Kirkland and Kirkland Interfaith Network invite you to a live streaming performance of The Alaska Suite by the Nelda Swiggett Quintet on Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7:30PM to 8:45PM. The event will be live streamed on LoudSwell and on the City of Kirkland Facebook page. No registration is needed.
The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett. 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. Ultimately a story of hope, the performance leaves audiences inspired to take action, and play a role in facilitating society’s response to climate change.
“The combination of the music, your spoken words, and the images was magnificent. What a beautiful way to communicate many facets of climate change, and to draw people in.” — Elizabeth Burton
- Nelda Swiggett – piano, compositions, narrative, curated images
- Julian Smedley – violin
- Clif Swiggett – trombone, percussion
- Chris Symer – bass
- Adam Kessler – drums
- Jill McGrath – poetry
For more information visit https://www.kirklandwa.gov/Whats-Happening/Community-Events/Public-Works-Department-Events/Alaska-Suite