The James Library Presents Weekend Classics Encore: Meadowlark Trio – The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents Weekend Classics Encore: Meadowlark Trio in a free concert on Sunday, November 11, 3 pm, 24 West Street, Norwell. The performance, titled Ménage a Trois, will feature trios by Beethoven and Ravel. The concert is sponsored by Caroline and Ross Nowak, Kim and Scott Waugh, Betsy and Ralph Gordon, and The Cordelia Family Foundation. Audience members are encouraged to make a donation in the spirit of the holidays to benefit Interfaith Social Services.

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented musicians to the James this fall,” said James’ Music Director Dona Maher. “Part of our mission is to keep the arts accessible to everyone, and Music for Food and the Meadowlark Trio is allowing us to do just that, enjoying quality classical music while helping to decrease hunger in our communities.”

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in our local communities. Performances transform music into food through generous donations to food pantries, nourishing ears and bodies. Now embarking on its eighth season in Boston, Music for Food was founded by Grammy® award winning violist Kim Kashkashian in 2010. This year’s Music for Food artist fellows are violinist Janny Joo, cellist Timothy Paek and pianist April Sun of the Meadowlark Trio.

Meadowlark Trio hails from America’s heartland. Formed by three best friends at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, they have performed nationwide to great acclaim, in venues including the Carnegie Room Concert Series in New York, the Honors ChamberFest in Nebraska, the Cikan House Concerts in Montana, and the Capistrano International Chamber Music Festival in California, among others. Violinist Janny Joo, cellist Timothy Paek and pianist April Sun believe that there are chambers in nations, in houses, in hearts, and they share their music in those spaces. Committed to under-served audiences, they perform and teach in community centers, rural schools, and children’s hospitals, and make room for inspiration and global enrichment.

Each of the three performing artists are New England Conservatory fellows, representing Music for Food as they perform for free, asking audience members to make donations in lieu of purchasing tickets. All donations from this performance benefit Interfaith Social Services’ food pantry.

“Music for Food believes music and food are essential to all of us, and we here at the James agree,” said Director Megan Ward of the James. “With Thanksgiving arriving shortly after this performance, we’re hoping that we can help raise much needed funds for Interfaith Social Services’ food pantry.”

Based out of Quincy, Interfaith Social Services operates one of the largest emergency food programs in Greater Boston. Over the past ten years Interfaith’s food pantry has seen a 100% increase in the number of clients requesting assistance. Staffed primarily through volunteers, Interfaith Social Services also offers mental illness and addiction treatment as well as budget counseling and homelessness prevention.

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About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.