Musical Benefit for Gaza - Sat., Sept. 14

Caulkins Guitar Duo

Tamara & Neil Caulkins

Benefit Concert for Palestinian Cultural Palace Project in Gaza

Reception Following

This Saturday, September 14th, 7-9 p.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia

Suggested donation $25, but all are welcome!

For advance tickets see the RCF ticketing page or contact the Rachel Corrie Foundation office at (360) 754-3998 or at info@rachelcorriefoundation.org.

The evening will include music retrieved by Tamara and Neil Caulkins from archives in Paris. In keeping with early 19th century tradition, the Caulkins will improvise preludes and cadenzas into charming early Romantic pieces written when the guitar was at the height of popularity as a parlor instrument. Tamara will perform on an original instrument built around 1830 in Mirecourt, France, and Neil on a German instrument by Zumstegg from 1840. The program will also feature Sunrise in the Woods written for the Caulkins by Peruvian composer Virginia Yep and inspired by her ride over Washington’s Snoqualmie Pass as dawn was breaking. To see the full concert program, scroll down here.

The Caulkins have played together since meeting at an ensemble rehearsal at Whitworth College, after which they went on to earn Masters' degrees in guitar performance at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and to complete extensive musical studies in Spain. The couple plays regularly with the Musica Antigua series at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, where they have also founded the Guitar in the Gallery concert series. Through archival musical research and study of historically informed performance practices on early instruments, the Caulkins bring 18th and 19th century repertoire for two guitars to life. For more information, follow the Caulkins Guitar Duo on Facebook and at www.caulkinsguitarduo.com.

The event is hosted by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice (RCF) and will benefit the Palestinian Cultural Palace in Gaza. This RCF Gaza project provides a cultural, developmental, and social gathering place for youth that aims to sustain and celebrate Palestinian culture and to support the hopes and dreams of young Gaza participants. To learn more about the project, scroll down on the event ticketing page .

For further information, please contact the Rachel Corrie Foundation:

info@rachelcorriefoundation.org

(360) 754-3998