The Boston Pops Present: Once Upon a Time...Stories at the Symphony Sensory-Friendly Performance
The Boston Pops is pleased to offer this first time sensory-friendly concert, designed for all families with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivities. The flexible, non-judgemental environment is also suitable for those seeking more freedom to talk and move during the performance. In addition to musical selections from John Williams, the program includes The Composer is Dead, music by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket – a madcap whodunnit where an inspector must sift through an entire orchestra of suspicious instruments to solve the crime. The following modifications will help to create a welcoming environment at Symphony Hall: reduced 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 credentialed autism therapist volunteers on site For this concert only, Boston Pops will relax its normal policy and honor credits to those who need to cancel or leave the concert early in the program.