Music for Food Concert to Be Held on Mother’s Day at BU

Boston, May 5, 2014, -— On Sunday, May 11, Music for Food will kick off its first international initiative with a benefit concert for the Child Welfare League Foundation. This is the first concert in the organization’s history to benefit international hunger relief efforts.

The concert is being spearheaded by Lena TzuHui Ho, a graduate student in viola performance at Boston University College of Fine Arts. The cross-campus ensemble will consist of students and alumni from Boston University, as well as New England Conservatory and Tufts University: MuChen Jessica Hsieh, violin (New England Conservatory), Alexi Kenney, violin (New England Conservatory), Eunae Koh, violin (New England Conservatory), Rob Mayes, cello (Boston University), Yannick Rafalimanana, piano (New England Conservatory), and Pauline Yang (Tufts University).

The program will feature chamber music works by Handel, Mozart, and Dvorak. Keeping with the organization’s mission to empower musicians of all ages. Music for Food also welcomes soprano Georgina Wu, a student at Palo Alto High School, performing vocal selections by Britten, Fauré, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Event Details:
Sunday, May 11, 6:30pm
Boston University College of Fine Arts Concert Hall
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Admission: $10 suggested donation, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Child Welfare League Foundation. To learn more about this organization, visit:

Concert Program

Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Viola

Eunae Koh, Violin
Tzu-Hui Ho, Viola

Vocal selections by Britten, Fauré, and Lloyd Webber

Georgina Wu, Soprano
Yannick Rafalimanana, Piano

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1, K. 478

Eunae Koh, Violin
Tzu-Hui Ho, Viola
Rob Mayes, Cello
Yannick Rafalimanana, Piano

Dvorak : Piano Quintet in A major, op.81

Alexi Kenney, Violin
MuChen Jessica Hsieh, Violin
Rob Mayes, Cello
Tzu-Hui Ho, Viola
Pauline Yang, Piano

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief founded in 2010 by Grammy-award winning violist Kim Kashkashian. Concerts raise funds and resources to foster awareness and fight against hunger, empowering musicians of all ages who wish to use their artistry to further social justice. To date, Music for Food has provided nearly 100,000 meals to those in need through the collaborative efforts of artists, audiences, and hunger relief organizations, with concerts in Boston, as well as California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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