Musicians raise money for food bank during Spokane’s Street Music Week

Posted on: June 17, 2021

“The Sforzando Quartet hadn’t played a street corner before, so the four members had to work out some kinks Monday when they got together in downtown Spokane,” writes Colin Tiernan in Tuesday’s (6/15) Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA). “ ‘Can you two play louder?’ cellist Janee Ko asked violinists Catherine Treis and Jessie Morozov after the group played the first movement of Mozart’s Spring Quartet. ‘I can’t hear you.’ Even if they couldn’t always hear each other, the quartet of Treis, 19, Morozov, 12, Alexis Mérane Hart, 15, and Ko, 15, gave passersby an impressive performance during opening day of Street Music Week. Former Spokesman-Review columnist Doug Clark started Street Music Week in 2002. Every year during the second full week of June musicians busk from noon to 1 p.m. in downtown Spokane, the Garland district and on Sherman Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. This year’s Street Music Week will run through Friday. All donations buskers receive go to Second Harvest, a local nonprofit that provides food to food banks throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho…. Near the end of the performance, one audience member paid the quartet a high compliment: She offered them a paid gig.”