Music for Food
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians Kelsey Blumenthal (violin), Deanna Badizadegan (viola), Will Chow (cello), and Max Blair (oboe) performed with pianist Francesca Tortorello at our second Music for Food concert this semester. These brilliant musicians delivered a program of works by Britten, Loeffler, and Brahms, exhibiting remarkable sensitivity, passion, and masterful musicianship.
Being one of our first programs since the daylight savings time change, it was warm and light outside as the concert started. The performers serenaded our audience into the evening, beginning with the jaunty militancy of Britten’s Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 for oboe and string trio, and capturing, in the Loeffler and Brahms pieces, the shifts between the shadows and light we saw outside. Bravo and thank you to these talented artists who showed us that music is truly food for the soul, as well as to our audience for their generous contributions to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Photo credits: Yundian Jing