SATURDAY AT THE SYMPHONY SERIES
Presented by PNC Arts Alive
Our sensory-friendly series is back this year! These concerts are designed for those on the autism spectrum, our friends in the dementia/Alzheimer’s community, or for those audience members needing a more relaxed concert experience. Performances are never longer than an hour, include pre-concert lobby activities, and tickets are just $8 general admission seating at the door including all fees!
October 6, 2018, 11:30 a.m. BEETHOVEN 9 - Sensory Friendly
December 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. SANTA AND THE SYMPHONY
March 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. SLEEPING BEAUTY - Sensory Friendly
April 27, 2019, 11:30 a.m. VIVA ITALIA! - Sensory Friendly
During these concerts, audience members can feel free to move
around, talk and BYO reinforcements and motivational systems.
House lights will be turned on but dimmed, and "chill-out" zones,
complete with live-streaming monitors, will be available in the
lobby for those needing a break. All NASO ushers and volunteers
will receive specific training to accommodate our audience. Prior
to concert day, attendees will be able to download our "What to
Expect at the Concert" Story Board from our website.
Click here to see an archive of the New Albany Symphony Orchestra's education and community outreach programming initiatives from prior seasons
Columbus Dance Theatre and narrator Jym Ganahl joined NASO on February 7 & 8, 2016 in Peter and the Wolf. Saturday's performance was a sensory-friendly adaptation of the performance, to accommodate young children and families on the autism spectrum. Photo (c) Jack Garner
BENEFITS OF A COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
Audience Connection: Seeing familiar faces on stage breaks the “high brow” barrier associated with going to the symphony. As the professional core of NASO becomes familiar, we hope to inspire our audiences to go to the downtown theaters to hear them in their professional setting.
Programming designed for the community: Through competitions, NASO will give local composers the opportunity to compose for the Symphony and student musicians the opportunity to appear as soloists. We can program music to supplement the curriculum in the New Albany schools and consider requests from the community. We will feature guest artists with ties to Columbus.
Valuable experiences for young musicians: Sitting next to seasoned players in a formal orchestra setting is a prestigious and invaluable learning experience.
Semi-professional level of performance: A community orchestra provides adults who enjoy music as a hobby the opportunity to perform.
The New Albany Symphony enriches, educates,
entertains, and inspires people of all ages and
backgrounds through the arts.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds based on these changes.
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, SUSAN MAHAN