BOSTON-AREA CONCERTS | 2019-2020

Kim Kashkashian, Artistic Director
2019 - 2020 Season
Boston Church Concert 1
Sunday, October 6, 2019. 7:30PM.
Theodore Parker UU Church, 1859 Centre Street. West Roxbury. MA
Performers

Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, Sammy Andonian, Mari Nagahara, Audrey Chen

Trios of Schubert and Villa-Lobos

Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek and Music for Food Boston’s Interns present a concert of piano trios in West Roxbury as the opener to MFF’s church concert series.

Eureka Ensemble
Sunday, October 20, 2019 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall . 7:30 PM
Performers

Eureka Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian, Geneva Lewis, Maria Ioudenitch, Jing Peng, Andrew Samarasekara, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Rachel Yi, Zhanbo Zheng

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)

Free Sunday Series | Beethoven’s Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Sunday, October 27, 2019. 3PM
Rivera Hall. Rivers Conservatory. 331 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493
Performers

Ron Lowry, Cello
Lois Shapiro, Piano

Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano

This first concert of the year at Rivers Conservatory will feature highly-acclaimed chamber musicians Lois Shapiro (piano) and Ron Lowry (cello), as a Music for Food concert to benefit A Place to Turn. The program presents a rare opportunity to hear all five Beethoven cello sonatas in one afternoon. In Shapiro’s words, “Many consider Beethoven to have been a visionary who transformed the way we engage the musical experience. His music inspires us all to take risks and think ‘outside the box’ . . . His five remarkably diverse cello sonatas span his entire compositional output, and thereby afford an extraordinary overview of his evolving compositional process.”

Walpole School Concert for MFF
Friday, November 15, 2019
Walpole, MA
Performers

Students from Walpole Middle and High Schools

Concert benefits the Walpole Food Pantry

Rivers School Concert for MFF
Saturday, November 16, 2019. 7PM.
Rivers School, Weston, MA
Performers

Chamber, Jazz, and Choir small ensembles from the Rivers School

Music ranging from Appalachian Folk Tunes to Mozart to Thelonious Monk

Concert Benefits A Place to Turn

St. Mary's Concert
Saturday, November 23, 2019.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Ave. Dorchester, MA 02125
Performers

David Rivera Bozón, Ron Williams, Abigail Whitney Smith, Molly Crookedacre, and Miles Fellenberg

Concert Benefits St. Maryʼs Church Food Pantry

Music for Food Boston Fellows Concert
Saturday, December 14, 2019. 7:30PM
Carriage House Violins
Performers

Sarah Haines, Flute. Kit Lau, Saxophone.

Two of our fellows perform chamber music for winds at Carriage House.

Phoenix
Sunday, December 15, 2019 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall
Performers

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

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)

Palaver Strings and Triple Helix
Sunday, March 1, 2020 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall
Performers

Palaver Strings, Triple Helix, Soovin Kim, Ayano Nimomiya

Vivaldi–Four Seasons: “Winter”
Arno Babadganian–Piano Trio
Bright Sheng–Piano Trio
Vivalidi–Four Seasons: “Spring”

Beginning in winter and ending in spring, our March 1st concert presents two piano trios from Armenia and China, respectively, nestled between two of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

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

Canceled - Fermata Chamber Orchestra presents the Bach Violin Concerti
Friday, March 27, 2020. 7:30 PM
Longy School of Music Pickman Hall 27 Garden St, Cambridge
Performers

Fermata Chamber Orchestra with soloists:
Thomas Cooper, Joy Kuo, Minji Lee, Rachel Lim, Mary O’Keefe, Ji Won Song

The Bach Violin Concerti

CANCELED - Boston Church Concert 2
Sunday, March 29, 2020. 7:30 PM.
Theodore Parker UU Church, 1859 Centre Street. West Roxbury. MA
Performers

Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, Mary O’Keefe, Sammy Andonian, Kevonna Shuford, Mari Nagahara

Music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Martinů

In MFF Boston’s second church concert, interns join Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek for a diverse program of chamber works.

CANCELED - Masconomet High School Band and Chorus Concerts
Wednesday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 7
Masco Auditorium, Masconomet School District, 20 Endicott Rd, Boxford, MA
Performers

Masconomet High Band and Chorus

Masconomet School District Music Program presents two Music for Food concerts to benefit the Top Cupboard Food Pantry.

MFF Season Finale – Online Concert
April 19, 2020
View on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlinHa3CjbI
Performers
  • Jonathan Biss
  • Vivian and Don Weilerstein
  • Lois Shapiro and Ron Lowry
  • Doug Perkins
  • Kim Kashkashian
  • Marcy Rosen and Diane Walsh
  • Miriam Fried and Paul Biss
  • Masuko Ushioda, Yura Lee, Dmitri Murrath, and Laurence Lesser
Canceled - NEC, Tai-Chi, and Robert Levin
Sunday, April 19, 2020 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall
Performers

NEC Strings–an orchestra of New England Conservatory faculty and students, with sections lead by Donald Weilerstein, Paul Biss, Kim Kashkashian, and Yeesun Kim–and Robert Levin, playing Mozart Concerti.

Calvin Chin Martial Arts Academy,
Shuishan Yu

Mozart–Piano Concerti, K. 414 and 449
Tai-Chi traditional exhibition performance

Pieces for Guqin:
Moon over the Mountain Pass關山月
Wild Geese Descending on the Beach 平沙落雁
Flowing Waters流水

Our season 10 finale presents a pair of Mozart Piano Concerti with Robert Levin and New England Conservatory musicians, a Tai-Chi performance,  and a selection of folk songs from China played on Guqin (a plucked string-instrument used in Chinese classical music).

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

Music for Food Summer Online Concert 2
Friday, July 17, 2020 . 7:00pm EDT
Will be available on YouTube soon
Performers

TBA