Music Feeds Us Concert to Benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Music Feeds Us, led by Artistic Director Fitz Gary, will present a string quartet concert to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The concert will take place in Charlottesville on Sunday, May 13t h at 7 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church with a program of string quartets by Haydn, Caroline Shaw, and Tchaikovsky. Returning guest artists joining Fitz Gary are Jinjoo Cho, winner of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis; Eric Wong, violist of the Cavani String Quartet in residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music; and Madeline Fayette, cellist for the Carnegie Hall and Juilliard program Ensemble Connect.

Celebrating their seventh season, Music Feeds Us – a concert series and educational program originating in Charlottesville – promotes hunger relief. During the past six years their concerts have raised over 140,000 meals for food banks in Virginia. In addition to chamber music benefit concerts, Music Feeds Us has collaborated with arts organizations, libraries, and schools to promote both classical music and hunger awareness. Fitz Gary, Founder and Artistic Director, defines the mission of the chamber music–service organization as “uniting a community through the power of classical music that champions the eradication of hunger.”

The quartet will also be presenting concerts in Virginia Beach on May 15t h and in Newport News on May 16th . A special collaboration with Two Piano Journey will conclude the season on May 26t h at Old Dominion University’s Chandler Hall in Norfolk.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serves an average of 115,000 people per month. Every dollar raised provides four meals for the food bank. 1 in 6 children in the Blue Ridge struggle with hunger. Music Feeds Us requests canned-food and monetary donations for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Our goal for 2018 is to exceed a cumulative 200,000 meals. Music Feeds Us thanks you in advance for your attendance, generosity, and your donation!

For more information please visit www.musicfeedsus.org