Holocaust Music Project
The Holocaust Music Project combats bullying while bringing to life musical works by composers who lost their lives during the atrocities of World War II. Ms. Klein weaves together her paternal grandparent's story of survival with that of composer Ilse Weber, a woman who resided at Theresienstadt and ultimately at Auschwitz. Music of Ilse Weber is performed to demonstrate Weber's day to day hopes, fears, and struggles during World War II. Following the presentation, poetry exercises ensue in the image of Ilse Weber's work and students share their poetry for their classmates with the accompaniment of harp music.
The Holocaust Music Project’s success began with sponsorship from the Da Camera of Houston Young Artist Program partnering with Holocaust Museum Houston. Ms. Klein received a grant from the American Harp Society’s Grant Program to continue the project during the 2015-16 school year.
New Hope Housing
In the fall of 2015, Izumi Miyahara partnered with New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing to present three concerts and workshops on the theme “Telling Stories with Art”. New Hope Housing Brays Crossing is a permanent housing facility with supportive services for people who have physical or mental disabilities, low income, or are coming out of homelessness. At each event, Izumi and fellow Da Camera Young Artists performed a chamber music concert and spoke to the audience about the role of artistic expression and empowerment in their lives. A workshop followed each performance in which audience members were encouraged to draw or write based on their experiences. The project was a celebration of creative expression as a unique and powerful gift of every individual regardless of circumstance. This project was generously funded by the Da Camera of Houston Young Artist Program.
Sheltering Arms Senior Services Dementia-Specific Adult Day Center
inFLUX has performed numerous concerts at Sheltering Arms Senior Services, an assisted living facility for elderly adults with dementia, located in Braeswood Place. The facility has presented inFLUX in concert as well as students studying with members of inFLUX. Programs are meant to engage disabled adults with music that they would otherwise not have access to hear. inFLUX engages the Sheltering Arms audience through spoken introductions about the music that it presents and creates 30 minute programs that leave a lasting impression.