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Charlottesville
VA

Music Feeds Us is a concert series designed to promote hunger relief, which violist Fitz Gary and cellist Avery Waite co-founded in 2012. Our free events, where audience members can make free-will monetary or canned food donations, have raised over 31,000 meals for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. In addition to chamber music benefit concerts that we host every year, we have also partnered with arts organizations, libraries, and schools to promote both classical music and hunger awareness. Through children’s concerts, we are raising awareness not only of chamber music’s inner-workings and the wonderful repertoire it brings, but also the often forgotten humanitarian issues, specifically hunger, which is still a major problem in our country. By educating the next generation on these issues, we hope to make a lasting difference in our community. We hope to continue to build our project, creating a model and inspiration for others. 

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Music Feeds Us

Music Feeds Us is a concert series based in Charlottesville, Virginia designed to promote hunger relief, which violist Fitz Gary and cellist Avery Waite co-founded in 2012. Our free events, where audience members can make free-will monetary or canned food donations, have raised over 44,000 meals for the hungry in our area. We partner with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the largest organization providing hunger relief in Central Virginia. In addition to chamber music benefit concerts that we host every year, we have also partnered with arts organizations, libraries, and schools to promote both classical music and hunger awareness. Through children’s concerts, we are not only educating the next generation on the joys of chamber music and the wonderful repertoire it brings, but also instilling in them the responsibility to fight for the often forgotten humanitarian issues, specifically hunger, which is still a major problem in the United States. 

Elizabeth Fayette, Eric Wong, Dmitry Volkov, and Fitz Gary performing at the 2014 Music Feeds Us concert. 

The goal today is to inspire audiences, through music, to give to their local food bank. By guiding the generation of tomorrow through these issues, we can hopefully make a lasting difference in our community. 


Help support Music Feeds Us!  

Music Feeds Us is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Music Feeds Us must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Help support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank! Every $1 provides 4 meals to those in need.

Click on the donate button to be redirected to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank donate page. With your support they will provide healthy, nutritious food to more than 119,000 children, families and individuals every month.



"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

~Winston Churchill~


Website photo left to right: Elizabeth Fayette, Fitz Gary, Eric Wong, Dmitry Volkov