New Haven Symphony and partners help the hungry with Aug. 1-8 virtual festival

Posted on: July 31, 2020

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is presenting a virtual festival to raise money and awareness for food insecurity in New Haven, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. The “HomeCooked Music Festival” will be held from August 1 to 18 in partnership with local restaurants and other area organizations. Curated by the NHSO, the festival will feature virtual music videos donated by local guest artists and community music partners, including the New Haven Symphony Orchestra; NHSO CEO Elaine C. Carroll; Anton Kot, composer and pianist; Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus; Connecticut State Senator George Logan; Dr. Tiffany R. Jackson, soprano; Heritage Chorale Director Jonathan Berryman; Kenneth Joseph and the St. Luke’s Steel Band; Lisa Williamson, soprano; Morse Academy students; Southern Connecticut State University President Joseph Bertolino; Thabisa, vocal artist; and Yale University President Peter Salovey. During the performances, artists will urge viewers to support the Community Soup Kitchen, ConnCAT’s Culinary Arts Academy, Haven’s Harvest, and the New Haven Food Policy Council. NHSO restaurant partners will create special take-out menus whose partial proceeds will be donated to partner organizations. The calendar of digital events is available at and videos will be posted on as well as