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Wild Shore New Music & The Alaska Sesquicentennial

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Wild Shore New Music commemorates Alaska's Sesquicentennial

Join Wild Shore New Music, with guest singer Jon Ross (singing in the Dena'ina language) and speaker Lee Farrow, in a musical commemoration of Alaska's Sesquicentennial. On March 30th, Seward's Day, Wild Shore New Music will present a FREE concert of music that explores and celebrates the unique beauty of the Alaskan landscape and the ways in which we respond to them. On the program are two pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams, and pieces by Conrad Winslow (The End of the Road) and Shelley Washington.

Wild Shore New Music presents adventurous new chamber music in south-central Alaska and explores how art engages the natural world in all its beauty and danger. Humans have always needed to use and understand the natural world in order to survive. Wild Shore stages this struggle, and invites audiences to reflect on it, through performances of instrumental music. Wild Shore fosters collaborations between living composers, the nation's finest classically-trained musicians, and the extraordinarily creative artists and residents of Alaska.

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