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.
Purple Martin String Quartet
Philip Glass String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima” (1985)
Robert Schumann String Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 (1842)
The magic of chamber music performance continues when Music for Food Tallahassee presents the Purple Martin String Quartet playing quartets by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. The concert will be at 4 PM on Sunday, July 21 at the beautiful Unitarian Universalist Church on North Meridian Road in Tallahassee.
This concert is the second “Music for Food” Tallahassee event, a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in our communities. The members of the Purple Martin String Quartet are local professional musicians in our community, performing to raise funds that will go directly to our local food pantry partner, America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. The musicians are Caroline Holden and Ken Davis on violin, Miriam Tellechea on viola, and Zlatina Staykova on cello.
The Philip Glass String Quartet Number 3 was written in 1985 and was composed as music for Paul Schrader’s film about the life of author, playwright and self-styled, latter-day Samurai, Yukio Mishima. The film, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, uses scenes for quartet shot in monochrome that are used to depict childhood flash-backs. Glass wrote this piece knowing that the string quartet might later be performed separately from the movie and in the concert hall.
Robert Schumann wrote only three quartets which he composed in just two months in 1842 following a period of depression. He often idolized his wife Clara in his works, and these pieces were first performed as a present for her on her 23rd birthday. The Purple Martin String Quartet will play the first of these three quartets. Schumann’s writing is lush and emotional and audience members will find that the music evokes a vocal quality to which they can connect emotionally.
In lieu of an admission fee, audience members are asked to give a donation of any amount or non-perishable food donations. All proceeds benefit our local Second Harvest of the Big Bend food bank. Please visit www.fightinghunger.org to learn more.
Student and Faculty groups at the Illinois Chamber Music Festival perform a Music for Food concert to benefit the Home Sweet Home Bread For Life Co-Op, a locally owned organization that helps families struggling with chronic food security issues.
Musicians from Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music Festival and School
Musicians from the Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music Festival and School will present a concert to benefit the Blue Hill Food Pantry on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 7:30PM in the Kneisel Hall Concert Hall.
Eureka Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian, Geneva Lewis, Maria Loudenitch, Tanner Menees, Jing Peng, Andrew Samarasekara, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Rachel Yi
Telemann–Concerto for 4 Violins in G major, TWV 40:201
Betty Olivero–“Neharót Neharót”
Luke Hsu–Partita for violin and piano
Telemann–Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9
The Eureka Ensemble opens our 10th season of Music for Food concerts in Boston! Join us for an evening of Telemann concerti, Betty Olivero’s musical testament on war and women’s voices, and the premier of Luke Hsu’s “Partita,” written specifically for Music for Food.
All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.
Suggested donation: $30+; $10+ (students)