La Speranza's 2019-2020 Season!

Hi friends!

I’m launching this GoFundMe to help fund La Speranza’s third season, which will include becoming a 501c3 organization. For the past two years we have been fiscally sponsored by Fresh Arts, a fantastic 501c3 local arts organization, but now it’s time for us to go forward on our own, and we can do that with your help.

La Speranza is a group of string and wind players that bring chamber music performances on period instruments of repertoire spanning from the Baroque to the Romantic eras to Houston communities. Named after the Italian word for “hope”, La Speranza seeks to promote physical and emotional healing through their historically informed performances. Find out more HERE


-We just announced our 2019-2020 concert series called "Darkness and Redemption". Check it out!

-Spoiler alert- one of our concerts this season is a main-stage performance at the 2019 Houston Early Music Festival!

-We also have an exciting fundraising event at Archway Gallery planned on October 20.

-Our outreach includes our usual monthly performances in the lobby at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and presentations at the Fonteno and Glazier Senior Education Centers.

Our expenses for the entire 2019-2020 season will total $25,110, which includes musician fees for our performances and outreach programs, marketing costs, travel expenses, printing and music costs, keyboard moving costs, and legal fees — and we’ve got one exciting season ahead for you!

We will receive $2,500 in a grant for performing/outreach expenses that will be dispersed throughout the season that we will use for our outreach to the senior education centers. We've also raised $205 from a recital I gave in June that helped us cover our website expenses for the year.

The $5,000 we raise here will help us cover:
- 501c3 filing cost ($650)
- membership with TALA (Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts) ($250)
- complete cost of season opening concert on September 28 ($3,200)
- 3 months of outreach in the hospital ($900)

Any extra funds we raise on GoFundMe will go straight towards our Houston Early Music Festival concert on November 14 ($3,100).

Any amount helps and means so much to us!

All GoFundMe supporters will be mentioned in our season programs, and we'd like to a few additional perks for larger donations:

$100 donation or more -- La Speranza mug

$500 donation or more -- Video of a movement of solo Bach from a La Speranza musician

$1000 donation or more -- House concert (at your house or a friend’s) featuring 2-4 La Speranza musicians.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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Yvonne Smith 
Houston, TX
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