The 2022 Music for Food concert will exchange chamber music for donations from the Houston Food Bank

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – For the second time in a year, a University of Houston professor is hoping to turn music into food to help fight hunger in our area.

Professor of practice and cellist Eunghee Cho and his ensemble will perform chamber music by Robert Schumann, Caroline Shaw and Piotr llyich Tchaikovsky on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Sanders Hall, Christ Church Cathedral.

The Boston native said he was inspired by his mentor to help others through music, and Cho knew he wanted to change the social landscape of music when he moved to Houston.

“One of the things I experienced in Boston was a wonderful project called Music for Food…as a musician-led initiative to help fight local hunger,” Cho said.

The charitable collaboration will bring together UH faculty, student musicians, and guest artists from the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Houston Ballet.

“Having this local hunger relief mission right away was such a wonderful passion project for everyone to get involved in,” Cho said. “I didn’t get a single ‘no’.”

During ABC13’s Share Your Holidays food drive last year, the first Music for Food concert raised enough money to donate more than 2,000 meals to those in need. The Houston Food Bank can cook 150 meals for just $50.

Admission and parking at Christ Church Cathedral is free, and all donations made at the concert will go towards feeding the hungry through the Houston Food Bank.

You can donate on the Music for Food website or by scanning a QR code at the event. Monetary donations are also accepted.

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 1117 Texas Ave. in downtown Houston.

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Dais Johnston

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