RPO presents first sensory-friendly concert

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presented a concert designed to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for those with sensory sensitivities. Friendly staff guided and assisted audience members through the concert experience, with accommodations that include a quiet room, noise-reduction headphones, a therapy dog, and a Social Narrative.

Music Director Andreas Delfs lead the orchestra in performing both classical and contemporary pieces programmed for everyone’s enjoyment and accessibility, including a Disney Magic medley, Sousa’s Mother Goose March, and Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz as well as his Pizzicato Polka.