Its time again for the Pascere Concert, a benefit for the Rockford Rescue Mission. Organized and created by local poet/musician Kevin Davis, this event encourages the brotherhood of man as people come together for music, and give back to their community by donating a 5-pound bag of non-perishable food. Money is never accepted at the show.
The first half of the concert will consist of classical works performed by Kevin Davis (trumpet), Patricia Jeske (piano), and Eric Schroeder (classical and flamenco solo guitar.) After an intermission, there will be a performance by the Jodi Beach Trio. The classical half of the show will include The Haydn trumpet concerto and featured performances of piano and guitar repertoire by Jeske and Schroeder.
The name Pascere is a Latin verb meaning to feed, and is pronounced Pah-scare-ay, although Davis sent me the Church Latin pronunciation. This event is my favorite kind, as great music and a good cause meet under one roof. The donations that audience members make go directly to people in need; and that is assured by the fact that monitary donations are not accepted.
The Pascere Concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St. Info: www.thepascereconcert.org.