Sensory concerts come to Lawson

Sensory Concerts® debut in mid-mountains

Event: Sensory Concerts® Mid Mountains

3-3:45pm, Sunday October 20. Tickets now available for a bonus 4:15 session. The 3pm session is now booked out.

Double bass player Kees Boersma, Principal Double Bass, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, shown with some of the audience at a previous concert in Cherrybrook.

Double bass player Kees Boersma, Principal Double Bass, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, shown with some of the audience at a previous concert in Cherrybrook.

Children and adults with sensory issues and special needs have a rare opportunity to take part in a welcoming, disability-inclusive classical music concert at Lawson Public School on Sunday, October 20 at 4.15pm. The concert is coming to the Mid Mountains for the first time in partnership with Belong Blue Mountains - Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. It is supported by Blue Mountains Council's Community Assistance Program.

The concerts are designed especially for children and adults with special needs including Autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder who might normally feel overwhelmed in large crowds, or by noise, lights and touch.

The concerts will be performed in a small group with different seating options, qualified therapists available for support, and a musical program specially designed for sensory needs.

Performing at Lawson Public School will be: Grace Kim, concert pianist and Sensory Concerts® founder; Teije Hylkema, Principal Cello, Opera Australia Orchestra; and Kees Boersma, Principal Double Bass, Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Providing support to audience members if needed will be collaborating professionals Jane Wearn, psychologist, Josey Sharpe, occupational therapist, and Jenny Wu, physiotherapist.

Highly successful Sensory Concerts® have already run in the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tumut. Some parents have been in tears, saying it's the first time they've ever taken their child to a live performance.

Sensory Concerts® are presented by Your Music Incorporated, a registered charity based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

Online ticket prices: Adult $25, Family $65, Child $15. At the door: $28, $68, $18. See https://www.trybooking.com/BDTQI.