Special Event Sensory-Friendly Concert: A Relaxed Performance

Event Information

  • Dates: November 4, 2023 Tickets Available
  • Who: Daniel Reith, conductor Daniel Singer, narrator
  • Venue: Mandel Concert Hall Severance Music Center

Event Dates and Tickets

Saturday, November 4, 2023 2:00PM

Social Story Guide and Spotify Playlist

A Social Story Guide is a resource to help prepare families for their visit.

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About the Event

Rossini  Overture to William Tell

Mussorgsky/RAVEL  Pictures at an Exhibition

John Williams  Superman March from Superman

This Sensory-Friendly Concert will support a welcoming and inclusive experience for people of any age with autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivity, as well as anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed concert environment. The relaxed house rules will allow for talking, clapping, and moving, and calming spaces will be available.

Pre-concert activities, including an instrument petting zoo, will begin one hour before the performance. Modifications such as dim lighting, quiet areas, headphones, and fidgets will be provided. Each $15 adult ticket qualifies for an Under 18 free! Staff and volunteers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be onsite to provide additional support and guidance. See above for the Social Story Guide and playlist to help prepare for your visit.

Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Reith, conductor
Daniel Singer, narrator

Severance Hall, exterior of front entrance.

Severance Music Center

Severance Music Center is Cleveland’s home for symphonic music and other presentations, including Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall and Reinberger Chamber Hall. We are strongly committed to making everyone feel welcome. The doors to Severance open three hours prior to most performances.

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The most convenient parking option is Case Western Reserve University's (CWRU) Lot 29 Campus Center Garage. The garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Music Center off East Boulevard, and provides stair and elevator access to the hall.

Availability is limited, and pre-paid parking passes for the garage can be added for select performances during checkout.

For more information about getting to Severance Music Center and where to park, please visit our Directions & Parking page.

Directions & Parking