"...If Music Be the Food..."
a recital for the benefit of the Backpack/Foodlink program in the Brockport Central School District.
Two graduate students in organ at the Eastman School of Music will present a concert including works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and César Franck.
The concert begins at 7:30 pm
on Friday, March 7 in the First
Baptist Church, 124 Main Street in Brockport. Admission
is a freewill donation of cash to support the Backpack program or
a package(s) of shelf stable food, which the Brockport Food Shelf
will distribute to area residents of the Brockport Central School
district who seek food assistance.
Zachary Zwahlen is a doctoral student, studying organ with Nathan Laube. Raised in Las Vegas, NV, Zwahlen earned his Bachelor’s degree in piano and organ performance and his Master’s degree in organ performance with Dr. Doug Bush at Brigham Young University.
Derek Remeš is studying for the MM degree and is a student in the studio of David Higgs. A native of Minnesota, Remeš earned a BM in Composition and a BM in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, graduating summa cum laude. He currently serves as Choir Director and Organist at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Brighton, NY.
The organists will perform on the 1947
Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, Opus 1126, originally built
for the Eastman School, moved to the First Baptist Church and
augmented with additional registers of pipes in 1968, and refitted
in 2007 by Parsons Pipe Organ Builders.
“Backpacks” are packages of two, child-friendly, healthy meals, pre-packed by Foodlink and delivered to the School. Each Friday a member of the school staff distributes the packages discretely into the backpacks of children who might go hungry over the weekend, when they do not have the support which the school breakfast and lunch programs provide during the week.
The Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf
coordinates the financing of the Backpack Program. The
cost for one child for the entire school year is $200.