Last month the PSO welcomed about 850 patrons of all ages and abilities to Heinz Hall for its first sensory-friendly concert, “Celebrate Pittsburgh.” Patrons raved about the experience. One told us, “This concert was wonderful. To see our son’s joy at hearing and seeing a symphony playing his beloved classical music brought tears to our eyes. We will never forget how happy he was and thank the Pittsburgh Symphony and all the organizations and volunteers that made it possible.”
The sensory-friendly concert was also a wonderful experience for us, and we learned so much by planning and presenting this event. Here are the top ten things we discovered in our efforts to make this program happen:
To see what the event looked like, check out our Facebook album or watch the video below. If you’d like to learn more, come see us present at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, August 6!