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Concerts

This page lists all our concerts this season, so you can see the good we do throughout the world. Listings from previous seasons are at the bottom of this page.

For concerts near you, click on the nearest city:

Appleton, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.

Monday . July 23 . 2018 . 7 PM
Mennonite Church of Normal . 805 South Cottage Ave, Normal, IL
Performers

Faculty and students of the Illinois Chamber Music Festival present an evening of chamber music.

MFF at Illinois Chamber Music Festival

Concert donations to benefit Home Sweet Home Bread for Life Co-Op.

Monday . July 23 . 2018 . 7 PM
Ascension Catholic Church . 230 Santa Maria Dr. Chesterfield, MO
Performers

Kristina Nyberg, piano
Xi Zhang, viola
Todd Mosby, acoustic guitar

Music for Food in St. Louis

JS BACH
Sonata for Viola and Keyboard, BMV 1027

ROBERT SCHUMANN
“Marchenbilder” for Viola and Piano, Op. 113

PAUL HINDEMITH
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4

Concert donations to benefit St. Nicholas Food Pantry.

Tuesday . July 24 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival . 36 Main Street . Blue Hill, ME
Performers

Join Kneisel Hall musicians for an evening of chamber music.

Music for Food at Kneisel Hall

Concert donations to benefit Tree of Life Food Pantry.

Sunday . September 16 . 2018 . 7 PM
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton . 1508 Washington St. Canton, MA
Performers

The Meadowlark Trio: Janny Joo, violin, Timothy Paek, cello, April Sun, piano

Meadowlark Trio: All is Fair in Love and War

Program:
Franz Schubert | Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D898
Dmitri Shostakovich | Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

Join the Meadowlark Trio for an evening of trios by Schubert and Shostakovich. All donations will support the Canton Food Pantry.

Suggested donation: $15
Children may bring canned goods.

Saturday . September 22 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
St. Jaimes R.C. Church . 429 NY-25A, East Setauket, NY 11733
Performers

Zachary Mandernach, Emily Dana, Caroline Abberger, Phaik Tzhi Chua, Joseph Noto, Monica Fox, Joseph Galante, and Kate Goddard.

Consort Camarades Presents: A Musical Tour of Baroque Europe

Music by Bach, Corelli, Lully, and Purcell.

Join Consort Camarades for A Musical Tour of Baroque Europe. Suggested donation: $20. All proceeds will support St. James’ Outreach: Our Daily Bread.

Thursday . October 4 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church . 601 W. 114th Street, NY, NY 10025
Performers

Juilliard String Quartet:
Areta Zhulla, Ronald Copes, violins, Roger Tapping, viola, Astrid Schween, cello

Music for Food New York

Joseph Haydn | Quartet Op. 77, No. 2
Bela Bartok | Quartet No. 3
Antonin Dvorak | Quartet in F major, Op. 96, “American”

Join us for the opening concert of our New York season! All proceeds benefit Broadway Community.

Friday . October 12 . 2018 . 8:30 PM
Sol Joseph Recital Hall at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Performers

Ian Swensen, Sam Wieser, Joseph Maile, & Maria van der Sloot, violin | Paul Hersh, Pei-Ling Lin, & Dimitri Murrath, viola | Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Bonnie Hampton, Jeremiah Shaw, & Michelle Djokic, cello

Music for Food San Francisco

Jean Françaix | String Trio in C Major
Henri Dutilleux | Ainsi la Nuit
Arnold Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Op. 4

Join Music for Food San Francisco for an evening of music by Henri Dutilleux, Arnold Schoenberg, and more. All proceeds will benefit St. Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco, CA.

Saturday . October 13 . 2018 . 3:00 PM
James Laughlin Music Center at Chatham University
Performers

Jennifer Orchard, violin | Igor Kraevsky, piano

Music for Food Pittsburgh

Works by Paul Juon and Aram Khachaturian.

Join Music for Food Pittsburg for an evening of sonatas for violin and piano. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Thursday . October 18 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
Sol Joseph Recital Hall at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Performers

David McCarroll, Sam Weiser, & Martha van der Sloot, violin | Dimitri Murrath & Carly Scena, viola | Christine Lee & Jennifer Culp, cello | Jung-eun Kim & Cynthia Sun, piano

Music for Food San Francisco

F. J. Haydn | String Quartet Op. 77 No. 1 in G Major
Claude Debussy | Sonata No. 3 in G Minor for Violin and Piano
Anton Webern | Four pieces for violin and piano, Op. 7
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87

Join faculty and chamber music majors at San Francisco Conservatory of Music for an evening of music by Haydn, Debussy, Webern, and more. All proceeds will benefit Starcross Community in Annapolis, CA.

Sunday . October 21 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory . Brown Hall
Performers

Miriam Fried & Paul Biss, violins | Kim Kashkashian, viola | Cameron Stowe & Javier Arrebola, pianos | Deborah Selig, soprano | Johanna Bronk, mezzo | Eric Carey, tenor | Junhan Choi, baritone | Parker Quartet

Music for Food Boston

Béla Bartók | Excerpts from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB 104
Johannes Brahms | Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52
Antonín Dvořák | String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, B.180

Join us for the opening concert of our Boston season! All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.

Suggested Donation: $30+, $10+ students

Saturday. November 3 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
Lawrence Memorial Chapel | 510 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Performers

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Music for Food Appleton, WI

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra performs at Lawrence University’s Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend. All proceeds will support St. Joseph Food Program.

Friday . November 9, 2018 . 8:00 PM
Lawrence Memorial Chapel | 510 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Performers

Lawrence University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

Music for Food Appleton, WI

Join Lawrence University’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band for an afternoon of music. All proceeds will support St. Joseph Food Program.

Saturday . November 10, 2018 . 3:00 PM
Lawrence Memorial Chapel | 510 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Performers

Lawrence University Choir

Music for Food Appleton, WI

Join Lawrence University Choir for an afternoon of choral music. All proceeds will benefit St. Joseph Food Program.

Saturday . November 10, 2018 . 8:00 PM
Lawrence Memorial Chapel | 510 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Performers

Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra

Music for Food Appleton, WI

Join Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra for an evening of music. All proceeds will support St. Joseph Food Program.

Saturday . November 10 . 2018 . 5:00 PM
Home of Sylvia Fubini | 4708 Chevy Chase Boulevard, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Performers

The Namirembe Quartet:
Michael Casassa & Willem van Eeghen, violins
Patti Reed, viola | Jonathan Gershfeld, cello

House Concert with the Namirembe Quartet

W.A. Mozart | String Quartet in F major K 590
L.V. Beethoven | String quartet in F major opus 135

Join the Namirembe Quartet for an intimate evening of chamber music. Suggested donation of $20. All proceeds will benefit Martha’s Table.

Sunday . November 11 . 2018 . 3:00 PM
James Library . 24 West St. Norwell, MA
Performers

Meadowlark Trio: Janny Joo, violin | Timothy Paek, cello | April Sun, piano

Meadowlark Trio presents: Ménage à trois

L.V. Beethoven | Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
Maurice Ravel | Piano Trio in A

Join the Medowlark Trio for an afternoon of music by Ravel and Beethoven! All proceeds will benefit Interfaith Social Services.

Thursday . November 15 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church . 601 W. 114th Street, NY, NY 10025
Performers

Laurie Smukler & Rannveig Sarc, violins | Carol Rodland & Rosemary Nelis, violas | Natasha Brofsky & Laura Andrade, cello | Yi Chen, marimba

Music for Food New York

Joseph Haydn | String Quartet Op. 64, No. 3
Osvaldo Golijov | Mariel for Cello and Marimba
L.V. Beethoven | String Quintet, Op. 29

Join us for the second concert of our New York season! All proceeds benefit The Sylvia Center.

Friday . November 16, 2018 . 7:00 PM
Red Cherry Café | 1049 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
Performers

Aaron Suttle, Matha Hilty, Chris Issa, Maggie Singer, Jess Elmhurst, Sanjana Bhagavatula, Katie Hurwitz, Caroline Gebhardt, Lisa Jair, Kathryn Caravaggio, Juliana Webster, Vernonica Bock, Karissa Della Valle, Rachel Burke, Smera Gora, Jadene Le, Nina Roco, Renee Abbott, Jason Giampapa, Charlie Lyons, Myles Campbell, Michael Leacoma, Kierman Stover, Sahithi Gollakota, & Zaniia Yancey.

Music for Food at Walpole High School

The program will feature a wide range of composers and musical styles including works by Bach, Haydn, Edith Piaf, Louis Armstrong, Abba, and more.

Join Walpole High School and Middle School students in an evening of chamber music. This concert is the culmination of a National Honor Society service project organized by Katie Hurwitz, a cellist and senior at Walpole High School. All proceeds will support Walpole Food Pantry.

Sunday . November 18 . 2018 . 2:00 PM
Sarasota Orchestra | 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Performers

Versoi Ensemble:
Max Tan & Johannes Hakulinen, violins | Bethan Hargreaves & Max Nyman, violas Matthew Chen, cello

Versoi Ensemble

W.A. Mozart | Viola Quintet No.4 in g minor, K.516
Esa-Pekka Salonen | “Homunculus” for String Quartet
Antonin Dvorak | String Quintet No.3 in E-flat Major, Op.97

All proceeds will benefit All Faiths Food Bank.

Read more about the Versoi Ensemble here.

Sunday . November 25, 2018 . 3:00 PM
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Samueli Theater | 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Performers

Dover Quartet:
Joel Link & Bryan Lee, violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello

Dover Quartet at Philharmonic Society

Tchaikovsky | String Quartet No. 3
Mason Bates | From Amber Frozen
Dvorák | String Quartet No. 14

Donations will support Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine, CA.

Sunday . November 25, 2018 . 3:00 PM
Symphony Hall, Boston MA
Performers

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Benjamin Zander, conductor
Anna Fedorova, piano

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Weber | Overture to Euryanthe
Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 10

The Boston Philharmonic is proud to partner once again with Music for Food. As guests enter or exit Symphony Hall during this BPYO performance, Music for Food will be collecting donations to support the Tuesday Night Supper Program at Boston’s Church of the Advent. Every dollar donated becomes three meals for those in need.

Monday . December 3, 2018 . 8:30 PM
University of Cincinnati | Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Performers

Ariel String Quartet with Gwen Coleman Detwiler.

Music for Food Cincinnati

CCM presents the fifth year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!

Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.

Sunday . December 16 . 2018 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory . Brown Hall
Performers

Robert Levin & Vivian Hornik-Weilerstein, pianos | Kim Kashkashian, viola | Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin | Merry Peckham, cello | Borromeo String Quartet

Music for Food Boston

Guastavino and Ginastera | Songs from South America
Gabriel Fauré | Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Ludwig van Beethoven | String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127

Join us for the second concert of our Boston season! All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.

Suggested Donation: $30+, $10+ students

Wednesday . January 2 . 2019 . 7:30 PM
National Taichung Theater - Grand Theater | No. 101, Section 2, Huilai Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan
Performers

Kai-Hsi Fang, conductor | Wei-En Hsu, Han-Wen Yu, & Yi Fang-Chiang, piano | Yi-Lin Hsu, soprano
Claude Lin, tenor | Dennis Lin, baritone | Chun-Yi Chang, dancer
Taiwan Community Orchestra | Taichung Chamber Choir | Wugitroupe Dance Group

Music for Food Taiwan

Sergei Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Carl Orff | Carmina Burana, selections

Taiwan Community Orchestra, Taichung Chamber Choir, Wugitroupe Dance Group, and guest artists join together for an evening of music by Rachmaninoff and Orff. All proceeds will support 1919 Food Bank. Visit http://en.npac-ntt.org/ to learn more.

Friday . January 4, 2019 . 7:30 PM
Grace Baptist Church | No. 90, Section 3, Xinsheng South Road, Da'an District | Taipei City
Performers

Taiwan Community Orchestra | Chih-Yuan Michael Chang, conductor | Han-Wen Yu & Yi Fang-Chiang, piano I-Ching Li, Jean Huang, Natalie Tsai, & Shuxiang Yang, violin | Yu-Chun Lai, viola | Tsaolun Lu, cello

Music for Food Taiwan

Tyzen Hsiao | Highlander’s Suite for Piano Quintet
Eugène Ysaÿe | Amitié (Poème No.6)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1 in B♭ minor, Op. 23

Join the Taiwan Community Orchestra and guests for an evening of music. All proceeds will support 1919 Food Bank.

Saturday . January 12, 2019 . 7:00 PM
Incarnate Word Parish | 13416 Olive Blvd. | Chesterfield, MO
Performers

Xi Zhang, violin | Shen Wen, piano

Music for Food in Chesterfield, MO

Music by Carl Stamitz and Dr. Joseph Tyldesley.

Join Xi Zhang and Shen Wen for an evening of music that will also include narrative and reflection. Canned goods or monetary donations will be collected to benefit Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity Food Pantry. All are welcome and encouraged to come to an evening of beautiful music and quiet reflection!

Friday . February 1 . 2019 . 7:30 PM
St. Marys Little Theater at the Moreau Center for the Arts | Notre Dame, IN
Performers

Emanuel-Cristian Caraman, tenor | Mariah Boucher, Geena Kam & Tanya Gabrielian, piano
Jason Gresl, clarinet | Lara Turner, cello | Euclid Quartet

Music for Food Indiana

Duparc, Serenade Florentine
Brahms, Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

Come enjoy an evening of chamber music by Duparc, Brahms, and Schumann. All proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

SUNDAY . FEBRUARY 3, 2019 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory . Brown Hall
Performers

Cordelia Tapping, voice | Chase Morrin & Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, piano | D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo soprano | Leonid Plashinov, Kim Kashkashian & Tanner Menees, violas | Donald Weilerstein & Leonard Fu, violins | Laurence Lesser & Timotheos Petrin, cellos

Music for Food Boston

An Improvised Surprise
Charles Loeffler | 4 Poèmes, Op.5
Johannes Brahms | String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Opus 36

Join us for the third concert of our Boston season! All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.

Suggested Donation: $30+, $10+ students

Thursday . February 7 . 2019 . 7:30 PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church . 601 W. 114th Street, NY, NY 10025
Performers

Apollo Trio: Curt Macomber, violin, Mihai Marica, cello, Marija Stroke, piano | Juilliard Cello Ensemble | Kristina Bachrach, soprano

Music for Food New York

Joseph Haydn | Piano Trio
Villa Lobos | Bachianas Brasilieras #5
Antonin Dvorak | Trio in B flat Major

Join us for the third concert of our New York Season! All proceeds benefit Westside Campaign Against Hunger.

Sunday . February 10 . 2019 . 3 PM
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd . 7420 4th Ave . Brooklyn . NY 11209
Performers

Catherine Cho, violin | Hsin-Yun Huang, viola | Natasha Brofsky, cello | Robert McDonald, piano

Music for Food New York

Gabriel Fauré | Piano Trio, Op. 120
Krzysztof Penderecki | String Trio
Johannes Brahms | Piano Quartet in G Minor

Join us for the Bay Ridge Brooklyn Series. All proceeds benefit Reaching Out Community Services.

Sunday . February 17, 2019 . 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society | Benjamin Franklin Hall | 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Performers

The Orion Quartet:
Daniel Phillips & Todd Phillips, violin | Steven Tenenbom, viola | Timothy Eddy, cello

Peter Wiley, cello

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Franz Schubert, Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

The Orion Quartet and Peter Wiley take us on a Schubertian journey through two of Schubert’s most sublime, intrinsically musical, and profoundly spiritual works. Schubert’s music “is purity itself,” Yehudi Menuhin once proclaimed, and who better to articulate it than the “extremely virtuosic and accomplished players” (Los Angeles Times) of the Orion joined by Wiley, the esteemed former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet. All proceeds will benefit Philabundance.

Saturday . March 16 . 2019 . 3:00 PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church . 601 W. 114th Street, NY, NY 10025
Performers

Mimosa Ensemble with piano soloist Renana Gutman.

Music for Food New York

Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings, op 11
W.A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major K414
Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony for Strings, Op. 118a

All proceeds benefit Broadway Community.

Thursday . April 4 . 2019 . 7:30 PM
Broadway Presbyterian Church . 601 W. 114th Street, NY, NY 10025
Performers

Daniel Phillips, violin & Emma Frucht, violins | Roger Tapping, viola | Jerry Grossman & Natasha Brofsky, cellos | Sam Um, marimba | Tara Helen O’Connor, flute

Music for Food New York

W.A. Mozart | Flute Quartet in G Major, K 258a
Toru Takemitsu | Toward the Sea for Alto
Franz Schubert | Cello Quintet in C Major

Join us for the fourth concert in our New York season! All proceeds benefit New York Common Pantry.

Sunday . April 7 . 2019 . 7:30 PM
New England Conservatory . Brown Hall
Performers

Sammy Andonian & Abigail Hong, violins | Kevonna Shuford, viola | Verona Quartet with Merry Peckham, cello & Kirsten Docter, viola | Tom Novak’s Wind Ensemble

Music for Food Boston

Antonín Dvořák | Terzetto in C major, Op.74
Arnold Schoenberg | Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Edvard Grieg | Four Lyric Pieces

Join us for the final concert of our Boston season! All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.

Suggested Donation: $30+, $10+ students

Sunday . May 12 . 2019 . 3 PM
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd . 7420 4th Ave . Brooklyn . NY 11209
Performers

Catherine Cho & Todd Phillips, violins | Roger Tapping, viola | Natasha Brofsky, cello

Music for Food New York

Program TBD

Join us for the Bay Ridge Brooklyn Series. All proceeds benefit Bay Ridge Center Food Pantry.

Previous Seasons


Concerts Season 1
Concerts Season 2
Concerts Season 3
Concerts Season 4
Concerts Season 5
Concerts Season 6
Concerts Season 7
Concerts Season 8