The chamber music series benefitting Rochester’s Foodlink, If Music Be the Food… (IMBTF) will continue its 14th season with a live concert on Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (4 Meigs Street, Rochester, NY 14607)
The mission of this series is to increase awareness and support of food insecurity 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.
Cash donations can be made through this link or checks can be mailed directly to Foodlink with IMBTF in the memo line. Donations of non-perishable food items and cash will also be collected at the concert.
The program features four pianists, three cellists and an organist. Opening the program are works by Saint-Saëns, Popper and Franck, with cellists Kathleen Murphy Kemp, Benjamin Krug, Mimi Hwang and organist Peter Dubois, followed by music for four hands by Schubert with Eastman pianists Andrew Harley, Maeve Berry, Rebecca Golub and Chun-Hsin Liu.
IMBTF was founded by former Eastman faculty member, Carol Rodland in 2009, and is now headed by Mimi Hwang, who serves on the faculty of Eastman. 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.
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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.
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. Additionally, more than 1,700 members of the Rochester community, from young children through senior citizens, are enrolled in the Eastman Community Music School.
About the University of Rochester:
The University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private research universities, one of only 62-member institutions in the Association of American Universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives undergraduates exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.