Classical guitarists Tamara and Neil Caulkins will perform a benefit concert to support the Palestinian Cultural Palace project for youth in Gaza.  The musical event, with reception following, is Saturday, September 14th, 7-9 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Avenue, in West Olympia.  Suggested donation is $25 per person, but all are welcome!  Reserve tickets in advance through the Rachel Corrie Foundation website or by contacting the Rachel Corrie Foundation office at (360) 754-3998 or at  

Guitarists Neil and Tamara Caulkins have studied in Spain with maestro Jose Luis Rodrigo at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, at the international Spanish music festival in Santiago de Compostela, and at the Manuel de Falla International Music Festival in Granada.  The duo has recorded a critically acclaimed CD and pursued a rigorous concert schedule, including performances in New York, Calgary, and throughout the Southeast and Pacific Northwest.  

The Palestinian Cultural Palace project in Gaza 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 Gaza participants.  A team of male and female professional performers provide training in theater, music, dance, and creative writing.  Youth develop performance skills, stage professionalism, and creative and constructive avenues for expression of feelings and energy, and are encouraged to develop strategies for pursuing the peace that will provide for a safe life.  

For further information, please contact the Rachel Corrie Foundation:


  • Occurred Saturday, September 14th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

1515 Harrison Avenue
Olympia, WA 98502


Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

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