Concerts

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, Denver, Fort WorthLos Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Taiwan, Tallahassee, Washington, D.C.
Upcoming Concerts

Fort Worth Online Concert
24 January 2021, 6:30 Central Time
Online
Performers

Elisabeth Adkins, violin
Michael Bukhman, piano
Jesus Castro-Balbi, cello
Stas Chernishev, clarinet
Jake Fridkis, flute
Ann Hung, clarinet/piano
Gloria Lin, piano
Edward Newman, piano
Xinyi Xu, viola
Heesun Yang, viola

E. Elgar: Three Pieces
Salut d’amour, Op. 12
Sospiri, Op. 70
Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15

Marlos Nobre: Poema, Op. 94, No. 3
Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello and Gloria Lin, piano

C. Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22
Andante molto
Allegretto
Leidenschaftlich schnell

Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 28, E Flat Major, K. 380 (arr. for two clarinets)

Mozart: 12 duets for violin and viola (originally for 2 basset horns)
Nos. 1-6, 12

The theme for this concert is “From Our Family to Yours”, as there are 5 sets of families/couples performing music in support of MFF’s mission during the Covid-19 crisis. The concert will be recorded in advance and streamed on MFF’s YouTube channel, and donations to the Tarrant Area Food Bank will be collected via a dedicated link in the video description. This is a joint venture of MFF, TCU School of Music, and the Yale Club of Fort Worth.

2020 - 2021 Season
Music for Food Summer Online Concert 2
Friday, July 17, 2020 . 7:00pm EDT
View on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMAdvAftK8
Performers

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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neighborhood concert for Music for Food
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Calgary
Performers

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

"Listen and attend with the ear of your heart"
August 17, 2020
View on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdz2oCcyC7A
Performers

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

House Work With the Pogossian Family
Aug 30, 2020
View on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAS1FKmLrhw
Performers

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)
1. Moderato
2. Allegro molto capriccioso
3. Lento
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!

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MFF NYC Livestream Ft. The Aizuri Quartet
October 8th, 2020
Livestream
Performers

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
IV Allegro

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!

https://www.facebook.com/musicforfoodnyc/

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

Boston Core Concert #1 - Ravel
October 25, 2020
Boston
Performers

Kim Kashkashian, viola
Robert Levin, piano

Merz trio:
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

     Kaddisch

     L’ Enigme Eternelle

Tripatos

 

Maurice Ravel: Piano trio in a minor
Modéré
Pantoum (Assez vif)
Passacaille: Trés large
Final: Animé

All proceeds will go to our rotating chapter of the month, Cleveland, benefitting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
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Philadelphia Online Concert
8 November, 2020
Philadelphia
Performers

Jonathan Biss, piano
Burchard Tang, viola
Priscilla Lee, cello
Amy Yang, piano
Rachel Ku, viola
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Nancy Goeres, bassoon
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Mozart Sonata in C Major, K 330 2nd movement: Andante cantabile
Mozart La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni, arranged for Viola and Cello by Osmo Vanska
Beethoven “Eyeglasses” Duo, woo 32. 2nd movement: Menuetto
Dvorak Humoresque op. 101 no. 7
Delibes-Dohnanyi Waltz from Coppélia
Brahms Sonata in F, Op. 120, No. 1
Alan Fletcher Romance for clarinet bassoon and piano

Recital for Houston Food Bank
15 November, 2020 at 3pm
Flutistry Boston
Performers

Susan Kang, flute
Balourdet String Quartet:
Angela Bae, violin
Justin DeFilippis, violin
Ben Zannoni, viola
Russell Houston, cello

W.A. Mozart – “Voi che sapete” and “Non so più cosa son”  from “The Marriage of Figaro” K. 492 (arr. for Flute and  String Quartet by Nicholas Kitchen and Paula Robison)  

W.A. Mozart – String Quartet no. 19 in C Major, K 465  “Dissonance”  

Claude Debussy – Syrinx for solo flute 

Yuko Úebayashi – Misericordia for Flute and String  Quartet__  

 

The Balourdet Quartet and Susan are alumni of the Shepherd School of Music at  Rice University. The Balourdet Quartet also first met and formed in Houston.  Houston has a special place in our hearts, and so we wanted to help the  community that means so much to us.  

Boston Core Concert #2
29 November 2020
View on YouTube
Performers

Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin
Gwen Krosnick, cello

Parker Quartet featuring Kim Kashkashian:
Daniel Chong, Ken Hamao, violin
Kim Kashkashian, Jessica Bodner, viola
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932 — 2004): Walkin’ All Over God’s City Called Heaven (1996) from Afro American Spiritual Duos for Violin and Violoncello

J.S. Bach (1685 — 1750): Two Canons from Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 17. Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quinta 14a. Canon in Hypodiatesseron al roverscio e per augmentationem, perpetuus

Mozart: Viola Quintet in C Major, K. 515

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Denver Concert #1
19 December 2020
Denver, CO
Performers

Zachary Carrettín, violin
Aria Cheregosha, viola
Mina Gajić, harpsichord
Ivalas Quartet
David Korevaar, piano
Sara Parkinson, piano
Igor Pikayzen, violin
Parisa Zaeri Reaves, piano
Zach Reaves, cello
Scott Slapin, composer
Lauren Spaulding, viola
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin

Nocturne for Two Violas
Scott Slapin

Rondo in A minor K. 511
W. A. Mozart

Cacilie & Morgan!
Richard Strauss

Beethoven Romance No. 1 in G Major Op. 40
Ludwig van Beethoven

Die zwei Blauen Augen
Gustav Mahler

Sonata in C Minor BWV 1017
Largo
Johann Sebastian Bach

An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave
Carlos Simon

Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn-Burmester

Zigeuner-Capricco
Fritz Kreisler

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Friday Morning Music
Every Friday at 12PM EST
MFF's YouTube Channel
Performers

A weekly series of videos released every Friday at 12:00PM EST. Each video features MFF Artists and friends from all over the world. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss a video!

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Fort Worth Online Concert
24 January 2021, 6:30 Central Time
Online
Performers

Elisabeth Adkins, violin
Michael Bukhman, piano
Jesus Castro-Balbi, cello
Stas Chernishev, clarinet
Jake Fridkis, flute
Ann Hung, clarinet/piano
Gloria Lin, piano
Edward Newman, piano
Xinyi Xu, viola
Heesun Yang, viola

E. Elgar: Three Pieces
Salut d’amour, Op. 12
Sospiri, Op. 70
Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15

Marlos Nobre: Poema, Op. 94, No. 3
Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello and Gloria Lin, piano

C. Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22
Andante molto
Allegretto
Leidenschaftlich schnell

Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 28, E Flat Major, K. 380 (arr. for two clarinets)

Mozart: 12 duets for violin and viola (originally for 2 basset horns)
Nos. 1-6, 12

The theme for this concert is “From Our Family to Yours”, as there are 5 sets of families/couples performing music in support of MFF’s mission during the Covid-19 crisis. The concert will be recorded in advance and streamed on MFF’s YouTube channel, and donations to the Tarrant Area Food Bank will be collected via a dedicated link in the video description. This is a joint venture of MFF, TCU School of Music, and the Yale Club of Fort Worth.

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
Concerts Season 9
Concerts Season 10