Sensory Friendly Concerts™

What is a Sensory Friendly Concert™?

Created by The Musical Autist, a nonprofit based in Millersville, Maryland, Sensory Friendly Concerts™ are an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to attend high quality fine arts experiences in an accommodating environment.

Sensory Friendly Concerts™ are designed and facilitated by Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) to provide equal access to quality music free of the stigma and rules that are required in typical concert settings. In addition to watching performances from professional musicians, individuals with disabilities are given the opportunity to share their musical talents in front of an appreciative audience.

Upcoming Sensory Friendly Concerts


Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11 a.m. | Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
Helen Chang Haertzen, violin
Joanne Opgenorth, violin

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11 a.m. | Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
Pamela Arnstein, violin
Kathryn Nettleman, bass

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11 a.m. | Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
Adam Kuenzel, flute
Magdalena Loza Flores, guitar

Admission to all Small Ensemble Sensory-Friendly Concerts is FREE, but tickets are required. Visit to order online.


Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2 p.m. | Orchestra Hall
Minnesota Orchestra
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Lyndie Walker, host
Nygel Witherspoon, cello

Tickets: $12
This performance is approximately 60 minutes.
Audience members are invited to arrive early on July 14 to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities in the lobby, beginning at 12:45 p.m. Activities include opportunities to try orchestral instruments, engage in creative movement, participate in collaborative art-making and meet Orchestra musicians.