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Mary Lambert and Miwa Matreyek Entertain at Cornish Centennial Gala

Seattle, WA

Capitol recording artist and Cornish alumna Mary Lambert will headline the entertainment scheduled for The Cornish Centennial Gala at the Paramount Theatre on November 14.


After graduating in 2011 with a Bachelors in Music from Cornish College of the Arts, Mary Lambert was nominated for a Grammy and signed to Capitol Records. With her first full-length album, Heart on My Sleeve, out in October, she’s taking time from her busy schedule to wish her college a very happy 100 birthdays and perform at The Cornish Centennial Gala.


Known for singing the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit song, the marriage equality anthem “Same Love.” Lambert later released this as the stand-alone single “She Keeps Me Warm.” Then she made history performing on the Grammy telecast with Macklemore, Lewis, and Madonna, as Queen Latifah memorably married 33 same-sex couples.


Multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek also returns to celebrate the Cornish Centennial after enchanting audiences last spring with her mind-bending blend of projections, shadows, and visual storytelling at PONCHO Concert Hall last spring. Matreyek’s dreamlike Myth and Infrastructure premiered at TED Global 2010 and has since toured internationally. She will open the Gala with a short performance.


In addition to Matreyek and Lambert, the audience will enjoy performances by Cornish students. This black-tie dinner event celebrates all of Cornish’s many contributions to the arts for the last 100 years. The College first opened its doors as the Cornish School of Music in Seattle on Nov. 14, 1914.

More about Cornish College of the Arts

Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art, Dance, Design, Performance Production and Theater, a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Early Music. Since its beginning, the College’s founder Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who followed her, believed in education through exposure to all the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curriculum and community involvement today. The College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. For more information, please visit: www.cornish.edu.