Sensory Friendly Concerts, a program designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with other sensory sensitivities, invites families with children ages 5–8 to enjoy small chamber works and participatory group songs at Benaroya Hall.
Beginning in June 2019 the Sensory Friendly Concerts will be presented in the Seattle Symphony’s newest performance space, Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians, and a 35-minute performance hosted by a board-certified music therapist.
OTHER CONCERT FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Flexible seating options, including sensory cushions and zones designated for sitting, standing and dancing
- Comfortable lighting and lower volumes to accommodate visual and auditory sensitivities
- Specially trained concert buddies available to greet families and guide them through the concert experience
- Resources emailed to families before the event, including a social story, visual schedule, photos of performers and the venue, and recordings of the featured chamber works
The series includes four concerts at Benaroya Hall on selected Saturdays at 10am or 12 noon.