CSP‑Sac concert offers hope through music

Performers hold a concert in California State Prison Sacramento.
Concerts for Hope sponsored performances over two days at CSP-Sacramento.

Over 100 incarcerated people at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) witnessed a hope-inspiring concert June 8-9.

Composer, pianist, and inspirational speaker Eric Genuis was accompanied by violinist Sheng-Ching Hsu, cellist Alex Winter, and vocalist Hannah Kim. The concerts were sponsored through a non-profit organization founded by Genuis called Concerts for Hope.

Along with playing inside prisons, jails, and juvenile detention centers, Concerts for Hope visits Veterans Affairs hospitals, rehab centers, inner-city schools, and homeless shelters.

In addition to CSP-Sacramento, Genuis has performed in several CDCR facilities including Richard J. Donovan and Pelican Bay.

During each performance, the audience was treated to an arrangement of original scores written by Genuis. Intermixed with personal stories and inspirational messages, the music captivated each audience.

After each Hope concert, attendees thanked the performers and requested autographs. To learn more about Genius or the concerts, visit his website.

By Lieutenant Erik Alvatter

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