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

Music for Food Summer Online Concert 2
Friday, July 17, 2020 . 7:00pm EDT
View on YouTube at

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.
View on YouTube

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

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

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

House Work With the Pogossian Family
Aug 30, 2020
View on YouTube at

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!

View on YouTube

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

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!

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

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


     L’ Enigme Eternelle



Maurice Ravel: Piano trio in a minor
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.

Philadelphia Online Concert
8 November, 2020

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

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.  

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