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If Music Be the Food: Season Opening Concert

If Music Be the Food presents its season-opening concert on March 1st at 7:30pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Outstanding musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Peabody Conservatory come together for this concert to increase awareness and support for the hungry.

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Featured on this program are the improvisational stylings of David Smooke (toy piano/composer) and the Witches (violinist/composer Ledah Finck and flutist Louna Dekker-Vargas), songs by award-winning composer Frances Pollock, a world premiere of a work by Ledah Finck performed by violist Maria Lambros, and Schumann's Piano Quartet performed by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and If Music Be the Food Artistic Director, Lior Willinger (pianist).

Advance tickets are available up till three days before the concert and are $12 for general admission and $7 for students. Otherwise, tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. All proceeds from the series benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Audience members are also invited to bring non-perishable items for donation.
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Selections TBA performed by Aeris Brass Quintet (John Wagner, trumpet, Cheng Guang Wang, trumpet, Jordan Dinkins, horn, Jacob Niemann, trombone, and Samuel Adam, tuba)

Improvisation by David Smooke and the Witches (Ledah Finck, violin and Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute)

Song Selections by Frances Pollock performed by Andrew Hann, voice and Lior Willinger, piano


Valley Song by Ledah Finck performed by Maria Lambros, viola (World Premiere)

Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann performed by Holly Jenkins, Jacob Shack, Tzu-Jou Yeh, and Lior Willinger

Earlier Event: March 1
Ash Wednesday