Several musicians in a studio, facing away from the camera. At the back of the room, a saxophonist, conductor, and singer face the camera.

Neil Welch – Concepción Picciotto

Jack Straw Artist Neil Welch will celebrate the release of his new album, produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program, with a concert at the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle. More details on the concert below.

From composer and soloist Neil Welch:

“This work is titled, composed and dedicated to the activist Concepción Picciotto, a houseless peace activist that lived on the street in front of the White House from 1981-2016. She held what is thought to be the longest continuous protest in world history, working to help raise awareness of endless US driven wars, with a particular focus on nuclear disarmament. My composition is a 25 minute long work scored for saxophone section, string quartet, rhythm section, mezzo soprano and saxophone soloists. It is a work exploring myriad territory, from ethereal soundscapes to driving jazz rhythms and percussive undulations. It was inspired by her life and written in her memory.”

Neil Welch Album Release Celebration
Thursday, November 11th
Chapel Performance Space, Seattle
7:30-9:30pm / $10-20 sliding scale donation