Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Help the hungry, while having “fun, fun, fun” at the Omaha Symphony Beach Boys concerts!

The Omaha Symphony and The Food Bank of Omaha have partnered to hold a food drive March 27-29 during the symphony’s concerts at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to these performances. Donation drums will be located at each of the hall’s three ground level entrances. All donations will go directly towards The Food Bank of Omaha. This food drive is part of the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation “Million Dollar Match.”
This weekend effort is part of a nationwide initiative called “Orchestras Feeding America,” organized by the League of American Orchestras, Feeding America (the nation’s largest hunger relief organization), and Participant Media. The large-scale effort coincides with the release of The Soloist, an upcoming film based on the true-life relationship between a newspaper columnist and a gifted string player struggling with mental illness and homelessness. The Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr., is a testament to the redemptive power of music and a reminder of our connections to the most vulnerable among us.
This March 27-29, give the gift of nourishment while your soul is nourished by the beauty and inspiration of music!

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