A Musician-led Initiative to fight hunger in our local communities
Musicians volunteer their time & talent
All audience donations go to a local pantry

Read our full Mission Statement, find out more about our participating musicians, and see a list of pantries we have supported.

Food Insecurity In the US

Food Insecurity in the US
  • MFF concerts have funded over 900,000 meals...read more
  • Supported more than 100 hunger-relief organizations
  • 100% of concert donations benefit food pantries
Please read about hunger in the US 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

Music for Food Vocal Recital
Pittsburgh     Sunday, November 24, 2019. 7 PM

Sopranos Kathy Soroka, Kelly Lynch, and Desirée Soteres, among others

James Laughlin Music Center

Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with songs and arias!

Donations benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

A Celebration of the Viola
Philadelphia     Sunday, November 24, 2019. 7 PM

Jonathan Biss, Roberto Diaz, Kim Kashkashian, and Steven Tenenbaum, and the Vera Quartet

Bartok Duos,
Beethoven String Quintet in C major, Op. 29,
Beethoven Piano Sonata (TBD)

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
PCMS Trios for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano
Philadelphia     Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 3:00pm

Peter Wiley, Cello;
David Shifrin, Clarinet;
Anna Polonsky, Piano

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Rota: Clarinet Trio
Poulenc: Trio [Arr.]
Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

American Philosophical Society

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s Anna Polonsky, David Shifrin, and Peter Wiley perform trios for clarinet, cello, and piano at the American Philosophical Society. From PCMS:

“The Society is pleased to present these three celebrated musicians in their inaugural season as a trio. Highlighting an outstanding program of works for clarinet trio is a rarely-performed piece by Italian composer Nino Rota. Widely known for scoring films such as The Godfather, Rota also wrote highly sophisticated, inventive chamber music as is evidenced in his richly melodic Clarinet Trio”

Boston     Sunday, December 15, 2019 . 7:30 PM

Phoenix Ensemble, Michael Block, Sandeep Das, Janny Joo

Bach–Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
“Masters of Tradition”–music for cello and tabla
Bach–Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

New England Conservatory, Brown Hall

Our second concert of the season features the Phoenix chamber orchestra performing two Brandenburg Concerti and a cross-genre duo formed by Mike Block and Sandeep Das performing music for tabla (a pair of Indian drums used in Hindustani classical music) and cello (a bowed string instrument used in European classical music).

All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.
Suggested donation: $30+; $10+ (students)