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Free Family Concert: New Orleans Summer Swing (Sensory-Friendly Performance)

Sunday • June 23 • 3:00 pm
Dr. Reginald Mayo Early Learning Center 185 Goffe Street
New Haven, 06511

New Orleans Summer Swing - NHSO Free Family Concerts!

Perfect for ages 3-9, this free family concert will explore the jazz music, traditions, and stories of New Orleans!

The 45-minute jazz jam will include such classics as “The Saints Go Marching In,” “Tin Roof Blues,” and “That’s a Plenty,” and will feature NHSO Trumpeters Ken Tedeschi and Mike Flynn, Hornist Kyle Hoyt, Trombonist Scott Cranston, and Tubist Alex Friedman.

The program includes a Second Line march and an interactive reading of the children’s book Trombone Shorty by performer and artist Issac Bloodworth.

Sensory-Friendly Accommodations

This performance will be adapted for audience members with sensory processing disorders and Autism.

The performance site is an open “gymatorium” located directly in front of the building’s main entrance on the ground floor. It is accessible by wheelchair, and the seating inside the room is flexible and moveable. There is an adjacent gross motor room and “calm down” classroom down the hall from the performance space. (Both are wheelchair accessible.) Audience members can also leave to go for an outdoor break, and there are sidewalks all around the playground area.

Audience members will be able to make use of complimentary ear protectors and fidgets. The lighting will be dimmed, and the musicians will play at a reduced volume.

Questions? Email Engagement@NewHavenSymphony.org or call (203)865-0831.

About the Guest Artist

Isaac Bloodworth is a Black artist and performer born and raised right in New Haven. Bloodworth paints murals all around New Haven and has been commissioned by Citywide Youth Coalition and the City of New Haven’s Department of Arts and Culture to have his art displayed publicly across the city. His pieces and his history with puppet performances work to inspire the youth within the Black community to feel confident in themselves and to be seen for their lived experiences through art in their environment.

The Family Concerts are sponsored by The Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts; the Katharine Matthies Foundation; Pitney Bowes; Middletown Commission on the Arts; the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club; and the American Savings Foundation.

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