Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Notes for Nourishment Concert - November 18 - San Francisco

Where are YOU going to be at 4pm Sunday November 18? 
If you are anywhere near the San Francisco Bay Area, come join us for our next Notes for Nourishment concert and see what this exciting concept is all about! The one-hour FREE concert features two young (but international award-winning!) classical guitarists, a wonderful Israeli clarinetist who excels at everything from Klezmer to Classical, an amazing Latin-American harp virtuoso who has won awards for numerous television broadcasts and CD recordings, and an internationally renowned concert pianist who is the founder and artistic director of the Notes for Nourishment series under the umbrella of its global foundation, ListenForLife.org 

What will you hear?  
The program on November 18 ranges from folk music to Rachmaninoff, and Schumann to Latin romance, with lullabies to rousing rhythms, ending with Malaguena! There will be solo pieces offered by each of the five performers, a few duets, and a grand finale arranged for all of the artists to play together. What's not to like? How many times have YOU gotten to hear a sizzling combination of clarinet, harp, classical guitar and piano, all played by internationally renowned artists? Just come!

Who will you help?  
As many of you know by now, each Notes for Nourishment concert has a different artist or group, different cultures of music and a different beneficiary, chosen by the performers. All donations collected at the November 18 concert are going to a San Francisco based nonprofit called Children of Shelters (www.ChildrenOfShelters.org) that provides enriching educational and artistic experiences for homeless children or those being cared for in shelters.  This beneficiary was chosen by the young classical guitarist brothers, Conor and Nicholas Padmanabhan because, as they are both teens themselves, they can imagine what it must be like to be their ages (or younger) and have no access to school or music lessons or guitars - or a quiet bedroom in which to practice on them. So, Conor and Nicholas are both working hard to promote this concert - they are hoping you will come and donate as generously as possible so they can try to help provide some of these opportunities to young people like themselves. Please come, bring your friends, and encourage these young musicians in their gift of service to others! 

Where do you need to be?
Our new series of Notes for Nourishment concerts is being hosted by the gorgeous Basilica of Mission Dolores, walkable from 16th St BART station, with an ample parking lot available for those who choose to drive. Its architecture offers lots of room (easily 1000 people), a warmly unifying ambiance and very special acoustics. It's also a place of tremendously interesting history, with access to peaceful cemetery gardens before or after the one-hour program. For more information on the Mission or the travel directions, see https://www.missiondolores.org/64

Any other questions?
Feel free to phone Listen for Life offices at 510 540 8136 if you need more info. 
If you can help us to share some of our beautiful flyers about the concert (created by LFL/NFN volunteer Savita Pereira) in your neighborhood, or put them up at small businesses where your daily life brings you, email us your mailing address and we will send however many you wish. Thanks! 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 30th - Celebrating the Interconnected World Through Music

Hello, Music-lovers!

UPDATE:   in case you missed this lovely concert, we now have a YouTube video of the entire program so check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er05v6qKiVg

To kick-start our new Notes for Nourishment series, we are going to be sharing with you the music of the 7 Degrees Ensemble for our
"Musica al-Andalusia: Songs for Refugees" concert. This program features music and poetry originating from the high courts of 9th Century Andalusia; including repertoire from Arabic, Spanish, Ladino, Hebrew, Greek, and Turkish cultures. 

The event will take place at 4pm on Sunday, September 30th in the beautiful Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. The cost of this concert is completely free, but all donations will go towards the "Rhythm of Refugees" project, which strives to bring music education to refugees in camps of Tunisia, Lebanon, and the West Bank.

For further information, don't hesitate to contact our offices at:
(510) 540-8136
Please also visit and follow the Notes for Nourishment Facebook page.

We are thrilled to begin this new adventure with you!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

4-page program for Sunday December 3 NFN concert - learn about the performers & pieces!

For those wanting more info about Sunday's upcoming concert, (December 3 at 3pm) here below are the four pages of the actual program, so you can read about the performers and the piece selections in advance!

December 3rd concert @ 3pm featuring Voci and the Jubilate Baroque Orchestra!

THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 3rd @ 3pm, our last free NFN concert for 2017 will take place in the gorgeous ambiance and glorious acoustics in Basilica of St Joseph, 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda (Ca).
Free concert, open to all - DONATIONS COLLECTED will benefit the ALAMEDA FOOD BANK

This concert, the 21st program of Notes for Nourishment concerts in Alameda, will feature the 28 singers of Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble, together with the 8-member Jubilate Baroque Orchestra (period instruments, including harpsichord), and soprano soloist MacKenzie Covington, all conducted by Mitchell Covington, the Artistic Director of Voci.

The December 3rd concert will last approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission, so will begin promptly at 3pm and finish at approximately 4:15pm. Voci has chosen a program of sacred Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces for the choral repertoire, composed by Bach, Porpora, Hasse, Charpentier, Cozzolani, Vivaldi and Victoria.

Those attending the program are also welcome to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items to donate to the Alameda Food Bank and the families that it serves. A collection bin will be provided near the entrance of the performance venue.
While the AFB would be delighted to receive your canned good donations, we still request on their behalf that a financial (monetary) donation is given as the primary offering from each audience member or family attending. Both cash and checks will be accepted, and checks should be made payable to Listen for Life (our 501c3 organization that is responsible for collecting and tallying all donations before presenting the total amount as one check to the beneficiary organization(s) of each months' NFN concert).

If you have any questions about this concert, or the location (which has plenty of free parking available), please call our Listen for Life offices at 510 540 8136

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Celebrating Our Veterans

Our November Notes for Nourishment concert is coming up on November 12th. We wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate those who have sacrificed so much for this beautiful country, and for each of us who live here in freedom and peace.

As we do, we wanted to give our thanks through a celebration of music! 🎶

Therefore, please join us on Sunday, November 12th at 3pm for a wonderful mix of Americana music, patriotic songs, blues, country, and more!

Location: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda, CA 94501

All donations for this concert will go to a wonderful organization in the Bay Area called "Heroes' Voices". To find out more: http://paloaltocommfund.org/stories/heroes-voices/

For more information on the concert, please see the flier below and visit our facebook page!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

An October Banquet

October is one of our favorite months. It brings with it richness and color, and this month's Notes for Nourishment concert will reflect that wonderful richness!

Join us on October 15th for a splendid banquet of music. There is a little something for everyone, so come one, come all. There is plenty to go around. :)

When? - Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3pm
Where? - St. Joseph Basilica - 1109 Chestnut St., Alameda, CA
Cost? - Free admission for all.

All donations will go to:
Helping Hands East Bay - http://www.hheb.org
and a local organization delivering direct aid to earthquake victims in Mexico.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 24th - Faiths and Cultures United by Music

Hello All,

For our September Notes for Nourishment concert, we have a truly wonderful program featuring and combining musicians from Iran, Israel, and Syria.

In these times of division, let us celebrate life, collaboration, beauty, and hope!

Join us: September 24, 3pm, at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501

For further information, please contact the Listen for Life offices at - 510-540-8136.
Please also visit and follow our Notes for Nourishment facebook page to find information about past and future concerts.

Join us in uniting our community!