Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents My DSO Concert
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will present their third annual My DSO Concert, a free concert specially designed for children and adults on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities, and their families, friends and caregivers.
Prior to the performance, representatives from many partner organizations and local outreach groups will be on hand for a resource fair. Patrons will be able to interact with musical instruments at an instrument petting zoo and participate in a music therapy experience provided by “Sing Your Way Home.”
The performance will not vary from a traditional orchestra concert programmatically, but arrangements will be made to accommodate the individual needs of people with acute sensitivities. Fidgets, ear plugs and eye covers will be available to help prevent overstimulation, and “quiet rooms” will be set aside in case the music becomes overwhelming; the performance will also be broadcast via television monitors on the lower level of the Meyerson. House lights will be set to a brighter level. There will also be remarks from the stage to welcome the audience and introduce the music.
After the performance, patrons are invited to stay for a reception with light refreshments presented by The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association. Audiences can meet each other as well as musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.