Music for Social Change

Music for Food Continues to Fight Hunger in Chicago


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By Mira Luxion

As Thanksgiving approaches and your thoughts turn towards gratitude, Music for Food invites you to transform your reflections into action! The weekend before the holiday, the Spektral Quartet will present a rousing concert benefitting the South Loop Community Church Food Pantry.

Sunday, Nov 22

5:00pm

PianoForte Studios- 1335 S Michigan Ave

Admission: Monetary donation and/or non-perishable food items

www.spektralquartet.com/concerts/2015/11/22/music-for-food

Spektral Quartet will present renditions of Schubert’s Quartettsatz, Cage’s Quartet in Four Parts, Prokofiev’s String Quartet No.1, and Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge.

Based in Boston, Music for Food was launched by internationally-renowned violist Kim Kashkashian as a community-based initiative to transform talent into real-world hunger relief. Music for Food has provided over 200,000 meals during its six-year tenure, with the goal of addressing the every-day, long-term effects of hunger on children and families. A 2012 USDA report found that 20% of Americans live in food-insecure households, and Music for Food aims to help lower that staggering number.

For MFF’s second Chicago event, concertgoers are offered incentives for giving beyond the suggested $20 donation. Donors at the $50-or-more level will be invited for a drink with the quartet following the concert, and gifts of $100 or more will provide a Thanksgiving basket to a South Loop Pantry client as well as an invitation to post-show cocktails. In order to take advantage of these incentives, please reserve your seat by Nov 18. On concert day, walk-ins will be admitted with any donation.

We hope you will join us!

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For concert inquiries, please contact Mira Luxion at miracello@gmail.com

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