Mark Your Calendar: If Music Be The Food

By Lorien Benet Hart

Most of you know about our 3-year partnership with 412 Food Rescue. Our year-round Body & Soul runs and summer Hidden Harvest “residency” at Sheridan Orchard in East Liberty are pillars of our community involvement. This year we expanded our partnership as the Pittsburgh chapter of If Music Be The Food, a national chamber music organization with a focus on food insecurity. We are about to present the second of three chamber music concerts this season. Admission is free, with donations to 412 Food Rescue collected at the door. All donations will go directly to support 412 Food Rescue and the amazing work they do in our local communities.

This second concert of our series celebrates Mozart’s birthday with his Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola performed by Laura and Andrew Fuller, a wind octet arrangement of Don Giovanni (Max Blair and Nora Premer, oboes; Ron Samuels and Jack Howell, clarinets; David Sogg and Jim Rodgers, bassoons, and Mark Houghton and Bob Lauver, horns), and the String Quartet k. 465 (“Dissonant”) with Irene Cheng and Kristina Yoder, violins, Marylène Gingras-Roy, viola, and David Premo, cello. The concert will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with appetizers provided by the Beth El Congregation.