Taken from our e-newsletter: Yesterday was a wonderful day for La Speranza! Seven of you donated a total of $702.70 between our two campaigns. Thank you for your generosity! Here’s where each of our campaigns now stands: Debut at Houston Early Music Festival: $1,070 out of $3,717 raised (28.7%) End Date: Thursday, November 30 at 11:30 … Continue reading Thank you!
When I was eleven or twelve, I loved listening to Philharmonia Baroque’s recordings of Corelli violin concerti. The warm sound of gut strings intrigued me, and sometimes I even tuned my little viola down to A415 to play along with the recording. However, I never thought I would get to play on a baroque viola … Continue reading What Makes La Speranza Unique, part 4: Leadership
When I (Yvonne) was in middle school, I had the opportunity through the local youth orchestra to play viola for hospitalized children and their families, and the experience impacted me profoundly. When I began La Speranza last year, I knew I wanted to have the group participate in a similar program. Sonorous Sojourns brings music … Continue reading What Makes La Speranza Unique, part 3: Sonorous Sojourns
Unlike larger ensembles that need access to a large space in a theater or church to rehearse, La Speranza is able to rehearse at home, saving us hundreds of dollars in rental fees and allowing our members the flexibility to bring and care for their children. We rehearse at the home of Joanna Becker, one … Continue reading What Makes La Speranza Unique, part 2: Behind the Scenes