OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Governor’s Mansion Foundation (GMF) will host its next Governor’s Chamber Music Series, “Small Plates: Tasty Musical Tapas from Around the World” on Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Mansion in Olympia. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:45 pm (PDT). Light appetizers and Washington wines will be served before the concert.
For more information on “Small Plates: Tasty Musical Tapas from Around the World” or to make a reservation go to https://wagovmansion.org/product/spring-concert/. Deadline for tickets is Saturday, May 6, 2023. Seats are limited to 50 guests with tickets costing $45 for GMF Friends and $60 for non-GMF Friends (to save money and be invited to “Friends” only events, become a Friend at https://wagovmansion.org/how-to-become-or-renew-as-a-friend-or-renew-as-a-trustee/ ).
Steinway Artist Judith Cohen will be featured in the concert along with Hal Grossman, violin and David Burgess, guitar.
Cohen made her European recital debut in 2002, performing two solo recitals in Budapest, Hungary, and since then has returned three times for concert tours of Hungary. She has performed solo recitals in Mexico, under the sponsorship of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Critic Robert Somerlott of the Mexico City News hailed her as “an artist of unusual talent who captivated the audience with both her musicianship and stage presence.” She has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the Pacific Northwest, in Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Kentucky and Texas. She has also been presented in solo recitals by the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in both Chicago and Los Angeles, and by the Florence Conservatory of Music in Italy.