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“If Music Be the Food…,” the chamber music series benefiting Rochester’s Foodlink, will present its second concert of Season 11 on Sunday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street.
Admission to the concert is non-perishable food items or cash or check donations.
The program will open with works by Telemann and Mozart for two horns and string quartet, featuring W. Peter Kurau, Marie Smith, David Brickman, Patricia Sunwoo, George Taylor, and Mimi Hwang, followed by works for organ, harp and cello with Peter Dubois, Grace Browning, and Benjamin Krug. The program will close with the Brahms Sonata No. 2 for cello and piano, performed by David Ying and Elinor Freer.
The mission of “If Music Be the Food…” is to increase awareness and support for the hungry in the local community through the sharing of great music. Eastman faculty and students, members of the Rochester Philharmonic, other local professional musicians and distinguished international guests donate their time and talents. 100% of proceeds go directly to Foodlink. During the 2018-19 season, IMBTF collected $9,499 and 728 pounds of food for Foodlink.
We are pleased to announce that cash donations up to $1,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor for the final two concerts of this season.
IMBTF was founded by former Eastman faculty member Carol Rodland in 2009, and is now headed by Mimi Hwang, who also serves on the Eastman faculty. Peter DuBois, Director of Music at Third Presbyterian Church, and Robert Poovey, Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, are musical and administrative partners in the series.
For further information, please visit http://www.ifmusicbethefood.com and on Facebook.
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About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.
More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music—about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy Winners, Guggenheim Fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community.