Press Release: Kneisel Hall Concert to Benefit Tree of Life on July 22

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 10, 2023

Contact: Meredith Amado, Executive Director, Kneisel Hall, 302.562.3789,


Blue Hill – In a partnership between Kneisel Hall, Tree of Life Food Pantry, and Music For Food, a Young Artists Concert is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 at 7:30pm. 

This benefit concert of chamber music features performers who are part of Kneisel Hall’s summer music festival. The event is free to the public with donations welcomed at the door and online. 

“We are delighted to host this event that helps raise awareness and funds in support of Tree of Life,” Meredith Amado, Kneisel Hall Executive Director.

“This annual benefit concert is one of the wonderful offerings from Kneisel Hall that the community has really missed during the COVID shutdowns. The Tree of Life board of directors is so grateful to these talented musicians for offering the event again this year. It’s a wonderful partnership, a lovely evening, and a great opportunity to show support for the work of our local food pantry,” Kate O’Dell, Tree of Life Food Pantry board secretary.

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Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. All concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering any musicians who wish to use their artistry to further social justice. Founded in 2010 by Grammy award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian, Music for Food has sent funds for over 1.8 million meals to hunger relief organizations nationwide, with the volunteer participation of more than 160 artists and ensembles. 

Tree of Life has provided emergency and supplemental food to citizens from the Blue Hill Peninsula since 1987. Currently, over 900 families are registered and about 120 families are served each week.

Kneisel Hall has a mission to foster the art of chamber music through teaching and performance in an intimate environment steeped in tradition and artistic excellence.