What we're about

This is a space dedicated exclusively to the appreciation of Houston's vibrant and diverse classical music scene. It is the goal of this group to bring this wonderful music to as many enthusiasts as possible from every walk of life, breaking down barriers of socioeconomic class, race, level of music education/background, etc. in the process. To that end, I try to include as many free and low-cost concerts as possible, from as many different venues/ensembles as possible throughout the greater Houston metro area. 

I am very pleased to observe that one glance at the wonderful people who comprise this rapidly-growing group will prove that this goal has already been met, nay exceeded; our aficionados are professional musicians, ensemble directors, hobbyists, professionals and laypeople from an astounding variety of fields with exceptional knowledge of the art. And then there are just curious young minds minds like myself whose child-like curiosity has over time blossomed into a lifetime journey of blissful wonderment, fueled by a raw passion ever-evolving in intensity and reach. But maybe that's all of us on a most fundamental level. 

At the end of the day, sometimes all we really need is another person or people willing to accompany us to a concert, to realize at the very least that there are others out there in our very own city or locality who share our love, passion, and curiosity for the art, and that there is an actual framework in place to facilitate this curiosity (indeed, a common response from many of the members I have met since this group began is just how relieved they were to find a "starting point" that makes it easier for people either new to town, the Houston classical music scene, or classical music in general to get out and enjoy classical concerts and recitals any time they wish). So yeah, if you are looking for somewhere to begin or continue your classical music journey, this is probably your place. 

Once you get a taste of the experience, myriad brilliant possibilities are set in motion. I can personally attest to this, and also to the immense appreciation of this and similar platforms as brilliant tools for bringing people's shared interests right back down to the people themselves. And the glorious world of classical music is no exception. See you at the symphony!   

Marcel, Group Organizer

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Upcoming events (1)

La Speranza presents: Timbral Comfort

First Congregational Church of Houston

La Speranza presents a concert celebrating the beautiful tone colors of late Baroque chamber music in our second concert in the Music at the Meeting House concert series.

Trio Sonata in g minor, TWV42:g12 — George Philipp Telemann
Trio Sonata in B flat major, GraunWV A:XV:16 — Johann Gottlieb Graun
Trio Sonata in a minor, TWV42:a8 — George Philipp Telemann
Quartet in g minor “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden”- Johann Gottlieb Janitsch

Pablo Moreno, oboe
Joanna Becker, violin
Yvonne Smith, viola
Fran Koiner, cello
Gabriel Benton, harpsichord
Donations are requested at the door.

If you cannot attend in person, you can purchase livestream tickets to this concert by e-mailing us at [masked].
La Speranza evokes the vibrant life of the Enlightenment through historically informed chamber music performances. One of the preeminent American ensembles dedicated (exclusively) to the performance of 18th and 19th century chamber music repertoire, La Speranza infuses performances with passionate authenticity.

Named after the Italian word for “hope”, La Speranza was founded in 2016 by Yvonne Smith.

Past events (255)

“Between Myth & Life” Music by Szymanowski, Beethoven, Wieniawski

St. John's Presbyterian Church

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