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Sensory-Friendly Performance / Once Upon a Time… Stories at the Symphony

June 1 @ 11:00 am

The Boston Pops is pleased to offer this sensory-friendly concert for the first time. Sensory friendly concerts are designed for all families with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivities. In addition to musical selections from John Williams and Aaron Copland, the concert will include The Composer is Dead, music by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket, a madcap whodunnit where someone has killed the composer and the entire orchestra are suspects. While the music on stage remains the same, the following modifications are made to create a welcoming environment at Symphony Hall: lower volume and lighting levels; relaxed house rules; minimal crowds to allow for movement; available noise-reduction headphones; designated quiet room and support spaces; modified food concessions; and staff and credentialed autism therapist volunteers trained to be inviting to families’ needs. We look forward to providing an enjoyable performance in a friendly space. While the program for this concert is focused on children and families, people of all ages are welcome! 

For tickets or more information please visit bostonpops.org.


June 1
11:00 am


Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States