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Alaska String Band

March 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm

This family-friendly performance artfully weaves a tapestry of atmospheric impressions giving an intimate peek into the curiosities of one of America’s treasured and pristine wilderness escapes.

*Moving along at a lively pace, American-roots music favorites are showcased touching on genres such as swing – jazz – bluegrass – rock – pop – gospel and folk. Of particular interest are original tunes composed and sung by this ensemble which reflect the hardship of the gold fever experience as well as a ballad, The Wreck of the Princess Sophia, which soulfully depicts the courage and tragedy of early explorers in Alaska’s untouched wilderness.

*As gifted multi-instrumentalists the family often swap instruments throughout a performance with an impressive collection of acoustic stringed instruments including guitars, violin-fiddles, mandolins, banjo, bass, percussion and penny whistle; knitting it all together are the “Z” family signature vocal harmonies.

*Evocative photographic images provide a backdrop of rich historical context in the spirit of Alaska; featuring wildlife, scenery, history, hard rock mining enterprises, native culture, contemporary lifestyle and adventure.

*The Alaska String Band narration brings to life ancient customs and stories as well as an intimate peek at the lives of contemporary Alaskans – laced with humor, scandal, tragedy and celebration.

*Of particular delight to audiences across the nation, the Alaska String Band appears in this season’s gorgeous and authentic Alaskan native Eskimo kuspuk regalia; exclusively designed and hand crafted by the Zahasky family.

A perennial favorite the Southeast Alaska Odyssey Show is celebrated each summer on board cruise ships in the frigid water’s of Southeast Alaska. Currently the Southeast Alaska Odyssey Show has been selected and is airing nationwide in America on PBS, to more than 80 million viewers. Delightful, refreshing and simply extraordinary; don’t miss the Southeast Alaska Odyssey Show with the Alaska String Band.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Contact us at 715-389-8999 or office@www.chestnutarts.org.php7-32.phx1-2.websitetestlink.com

Details

Date:
March 31, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

Chestnut Center for the Arts
208 S. Chestnut Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449 United States
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Phone:
715-389-8999
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