Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Feeding Virginia

Four Virginia orchestras will participate in "Orchestras Feeding America," an initiative by the League of American Orchestras and Feeding America to help stock local food banks during performances from mid-March to early April.

* The Richmond Symphony will accept donations for the Central Virginia Food Bank at its "Free for All" events running from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28 at the main branch of the Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets.

* The Roanoke Symphony will collect donations for Southwest Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank during its pops concert with Glen Campbell, April 3 at Salem Civic Center.

* Hampton Roads' Virginia Symphony hopes to collect 1,500 pounds of food for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula at concerts on March 27-28 and April 2-4.

* The Fairfax Symphony will accept donations of canned goods for Food for Others at its March 14 concert.