Musical performances come to forgotten people in California

May 27, 2017 by  

Eric Genuis has been touring and performing at several prisons in California this month, including the California State Prisons in Lancaster and Centinela, Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, and High Desert State Prison in Susanville, as part of his nonprofit program, Concerts for Hope.

He was joined by violinist Yongxiang Ren, cellist Simone Vitucci, and soprano Cecily Gordon.

Although he lives on a farm in Kentucky, most of Genuis’ time is spent traveling throughout the United States. He performs compositions written for people in homeless shelters and prisons, as well as patients of VA hospitals. There is no charge for the concerts and no cost for taxpayers.

Genuis commented that these people are often forgotten, so he works with high-quality musicians so people who may be suffering physically and emotionally can have some joy brought into their lives.

His nonprofit work and performances have received wide acclaim from many celebrities, including actor Kevin James and NFL star Matt Birk. James said that Genuis has the ability in his music to demonstrate his personal interest, respect, and love for the people for whom he performs.

Poster printing companies can be hired to create items that can be displayed not only in the venues where Genuis will be performing, but throughout the respective communities so residents will also become aware of his nonprofit work.