Eunghee Cho will lead his students, faculty and guests from the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera in "Impressions of a Memory," a night filled with "awesome music, some classics and some very fun 'head bangers,' we call them," Cho said.
The concert will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., at the Dudley Recital Hall at the University of Houston, and features the music of Vrebalov, Debussy, and Dvorak. You can find more information at Music for Food.
While tickets are free, there is a suggested donation of $10 for students and $20 for general admission. All proceeds will help Houston Food Bank bring urgently needed meals to the hungry.
With only three months as faculty at UH, Cho has already made a difference, teaching students how to use music to help others.
"One of the things that maybe we don't realize is that we can have such a huge impact, direct tangible impact on our communities, by doing things like these concerts that raise money and awareness for food insecurity," Cho said.
The Houston Food Bank told ABC13 that one in every seven Texans is food insecure, meaning they do not have consistent access to enough nutritious food to fuel a regular, healthy lifestyle.
Cho lived in Boston for five years, where he became involved with the global organization called Music for Food. With many chapters around the world, he is starting the Houston chapter along with his students at Moores School of Music.
"We have so many wonderful philanthropic organizations that need further support, and what better way to provide support than doing what we love as musicians," Cho said.