Named after the Italian word for “hope”, La Speranza seeks to promote physical and emotional healing through their historically informed performances in Houston communities. La Speranza was founded by Yvonne Smith in 2016.

Music has been used to soothe, inspire, and even heal long before scientists began studying its effects on our physical and emotional wellbeing. Here are some resources we’ve found helpful regarding the study of music and health.

Check out our MEDIA page for recent interviews and audio clips!