Hunger Relief Benefit Concert with From the Top alumni and Music for Food
Thanks to the generous donations of our guests, we raised funds equivalent to more than 5,000 meals at the Brookline Food Pantry.
Boston area alumni of From the Top team up with Music for Food to present a benefit concert to support local hunger relief.
Repertoire to include Bach‘s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 & Vivaldi’s Winter.
This event is being curated by fifteen-year-old pianist Amir Siraj from Brookline, Massachusetts. Hailed by TheaterJones as a “gentle” yet “passionate” interpreter, he has played at venues including Carnegie Hall and Symphony Hall, and has been invited to perform by organizations such as The Cliburn, the American Liszt Society, the Harvard Musical Association, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the New England Philharmonic. Amir is currently a student of Helena Vesterman and he also attends the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.
When Amir visited the Brookline Food Pantry in middle school, he was shocked to learn that over 10% of families in his community were below the national poverty line and could not afford to put food on the table each night.
Now a junior at Brookline High School and a member of From the Top’s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders in Boston, Amir is spearheading a fundraiser event to benefit the Brookline Food Pantry.
The event, a collaborative concert with alumni of From the Top, a nonprofit that celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people, and Music for Food, an organization that fights hunger through classical music concerts, will take place on Monday, January 25, 2016, at Brown Hall at the New England Conservatory. 100% of all donations at the door will benefit the Brookline Food Pantry.
The partnership of these two organizations is truly special. The night of January 25 will be full of breathtaking music – solo, chamber, and large ensemble – performed by talented young musicians with a deep commitment to the fight against hunger. Through this event, Amir will make a difference in the lives of his neighbors, classmates, and friends in need, while demonstrating that classical music can have a real, tangible impact in this community.
Performers & Repertoire
- Omer Quartet
- Raphael Grieco, bass
Support Provided By
This program is supported by Boston Cultural Council, Llewellyn Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust.