A Musician-led Initiative to fight hunger in our local communities
upcoming Sunday . 12 November 2017 . 7:30pm
Brown Hall . New England Conservatory
upcoming Dvořák, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn
October 21 . 2017 . 7:00pm
Field Concert Hall . Curtis Institute
Musicians volunteer their time & talent
All audience donations go to a local pantry

Read about our participating musicians. To see a list of pantries we have supported, click here.

Food Insecurity In the US

Food Insecurity in the US
  • MFF concerts have created over 450,000 meals
  • More than 50 hunger-relief organizations participate
  • 100% of audience donations from all concerts go to a local food pantry
Please read about MFF's impact here

Musicians Talk About Music for Food

We believe both music and food are essential to human life and growth. Music has the power to call forth the best in us, inspiring awareness and action when artists and audiences work together to transform the ineffable into tangible and needed food resources.

Upcoming Concerts

Philadelphia     Saturday. October 21 . 2017 . 7:00pm

Claire Bourg, violin; Ida Kavafian, violin; Lun Li, violin; Zachary Mowitz, cello; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Kunbo Xu, viola.

Music for Food comes to Curtis!

Dvořák, Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 74
Prokofiev, Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 56
Mendelssohn, String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87

Field Concert Hall . Curtis Institute . 1726 Locust Street . Philadelphia . PA . 19103

Donation of $20+, $10+ students/seniors, collected at the door. This concert benefits Broad Street Ministry.

Boston     Sunday . November 12 . 2017 . 7:30 pm

Michael Bukhman, piano; Rainer Crosett, cello; Luke Hsu, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Bayla Keyes, violin; Laurence Lesser, cello; Wenhong Luo, viola; Donald Weilerstein violin; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano

Schubert’s Vienna / Our Boston

Luke Hsu, Piano Quartet
Yehudi Wyner, Day of Atonement
Franz Schubert, Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D.956

Brown Hall . New England Conservatory . Boston . MA

Suggested Donation: $25+, $10+ students
All proceeds benefit The Women’s Lunch Place

New York     Thursday . November 16 . 2017 . 7:30 pm

Natasha Brofsky, cello; Renana Gutman, piano; Qing Jiang, piano; Alan Kay, clarinet; Daniel Phillips, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello; Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Lucy Shelton, soprano

NYC Core Concert Series, 2017 -2018

J. S. Bach, Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in d minor for solo violin, BWV1004 (Phillips)
Susan Botti, Bird Songs
M. Ravel, Chansons Madécasses
J. Brahms, Clarinet Trio, Op. 114

Broadway Presbyterian Church . 601 West 114th Street . New York . NY 10025

Suggested Donation: $30+, $10+ students
All proceeds benefit Sylvia Center

Boston     Sunday . 26 November . 2017 . 6:00pm

Iris Hsu, piano; Zenas Hsu, violin; Janny Joo, violin; Timothy Paek, cello; April Sun, piano.

Music for Food Fellows Recital . Janny Joo & Friends

Schubert . Sonata for piano and violin in A Major, D.574
Ysaÿe . Sonata for two violins, Op. Posth.
Ravel . Sonata for violin and cello, M. 73
Bartók . Rhapsodie n°1 for violin and piano, Sz. 86

Carriage House Violins . 1039 Chestnut Street . Newton Upper Falls . MA 02464

Music for Food Fellow Janny Joo presents A Thanksgiving Feast of Duos. All proceeds benefit Newton’s Centre Street Food Pantry.

Save the dates for next season!


  • 8 October 2017 – New England Conservatory, Brown Hall, 7:30pm
  • 12 November 2017 – New England Conservatory, Brown Hall, 7:30pm
  • 17 December 2017 – Northeastern University, Fenway Center, 7:30pm
  • 11 February 2018 – New England Conservatory, Brown Hall, 7:30pm
  • 18 March 2018 – MIT, Killian Hall (160 Memorial Drive, in the Hayden Library Building), 7:30pm
  • 29 April 2018 – New England Conservatory, Williams Hall, 7:30pm

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 – featuring the Juilliard String Quartet
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Thursday. February 15, 2018 – featuring Apollo Trio
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018

These four concerts will be at 7:30pm in Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 W. 114th Street, NY, NY 10025