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College of Arts and Humanities

Swing In The Season At The Jazz Nutcracker

After a 6-year hiatus, one of Ellensburg’s beloved holiday concerts returns! The award-winning CWU Jazz Band 1, directed by Chris Bruya, will bring the Ellington Nutcracker back to the Music Building Concert Hall, featuring additional movements and expanded musical selections. For years this was a “not-to-miss” event in the community, this year continuing that tradition, performing the popular Nutcracker selections as arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, putting a fresh and striking stamp on this well-known music. Truly a delight to the ears!


Friday, December 13th, 7pm - McIntyre Music Building Hertz Concert Hall $12 G.A., $7 Senior/Student/Alumni

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Saturday, December 14th, 2pm - The Seasons Concert Hall, Yakima, WA. $30/$15/$11/$5

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