This page lists all our concerts of the 2020-2021 season. Listings from previous seasons are at the bottom of this page.
For concerts near you, click on the nearest city:
Appleton, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Taiwan, Tallahassee, Washington, D.C.
2020 - 2021 Season
Paul Biss, Michael Casimir, Central Conservatory of Music: Pipa Ensemble, Nick Cords, Beth Guterman Chu, Jonathan Chu, Miriam Fried, Ian Krause, Laurence Lesser, Ben Lim, Haesun Paik, Anoush Pogossian, Cara Pogossian, Eddy Pogossian, Movses Pogossian, Varty Pogossian, Larry Tyrell, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein
Music for Food is proud to announce a second online concert to be released July 17th at 7pm. We are elated to offer you more beautiful music, sharing in an evening of community to help withstand these troubling times. Featuring both seasoned MFF friends and debut performances, we look forward to enjoying these performances with you.
All proceeds will go to the benefit of four food pantries honoring our performers: St Louis, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Portland, Oregon.
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Jesse Morrison, Maxwell Stein
Works by Hindemith, Bach, Mancini, John Williams and James Naigus
We were able to raise close to 400$ for the Calgary Food Bank as a part of Music for Food!!! ❤️❤️”What a privilege to be able to do what I love performing and also give back to the community in this way.” — Maxwell Stein
Claudia Do Minh Ramos, Andrew Hughes, Kim Kashkashian, Yuchen Lu, Haneul Park, Jing Peng, Karlie Roberts, Gonzalo Martin Rodriguez, Julian Seney, Samuel Zacharia, Zhanbo Zheng
Hymnus Op. 57 by Julius Klengel, arranged for 12 violas by Jean-Loup Lecomte
View on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdz2oCcyC7A
Anoush Pogossian, clarinet; Varty Manouelian and Movses Pogossian, violins; Cara Pogossian, viola; Edvard Pogossian, cello
Timo Andres – House Work (2020) – World Premiere*
Béla Bartók – String Quartet No. 2 (1917)
2. Allegro molto capriccioso
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Larghetto affettuoso, from Clarinet Quintet, Op. 10 (1895)
*Commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting
Our family believes in using the power of music to make a difference for those in need. For years, we’ve been supporting a wonderful organization, Music for Food. If you enjoyed this concert and wish to contribute towards the Food Services of the Midnight Mission (Skid Row, LA), you have our gratitude!
The Aizuri Quartet
Miho Saegusa and Emma Frucht, violins
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Eleanor Alberga (1949-) String Quartet No. 1 (1993)
I. Détaché et Martellato e zehr lebaft und Swing It Man
II. Espressivo with Wonder and Yearning
III. Frantically Driven Yet Playful
L van Beethoven (1770-1827) Quartet in E flat Major, Opus 127
I. Maestoso – Allegro
II. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile – Andante con moto – Adagio molto espressivo – Tempo I
III. Scherzando vivace
The Aizuri Quartet will perform the first MFF/NYC livestream concert on Thursday October 8th at 7:30. The concert will be broadcast live from Broadway Presbyterian Church and benefits Broadway Community. To listen, copy and paste the link below!
In their own words, “Within each of these works is a feeling of expanse, an opening up of the music, as if the composer were standing on the edge of a cliff looking out over a broad new terrain. Alberga and Beethoven tackle life’s greatest existential questions – they zoom out of the personal, the local, and the quotidian, and instead wrestle with the laws of nature, astrophysics, and with the meaning of life. Though there is much existential angst in these works, there is also profound beauty and wisdom.” – The Aizuri Quartet
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Robert Levin, piano
Lee Dionne, piano
Brigid Coleridge, violin
Julia Yang, cello
Maurice Ravel; Songs
Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques
Chanson de la mariée
Là – bas, vers l’église
Quel galant m’est comparable
Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
Tout gai !
Deux Mélodies Hébraïques
L’ Enigme Eternelle
Maurice Ravel: Piano trio in a minor
Pantoum (Assez vif)
Passacaille: Trés large
All proceeds will go to our rotating chapter of the month, Cleveland, benefitting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.