And what makes it so brilliant and successful? Because of its novelty.
What is “novelty?”
Freedictionary.com says, it’s something new and unusual, an innovation.
Vocabulary.com says, it’s a new and surprising originality, or, the quality of being new and different.
We agree with these words. What we are doing is novel. The only reason we are working so diligently to make Sensory-Friendly Concerts happen, is because Ms.CJ searched for years for something like a “sensory-friendly” or an “autism-friendly” music concert, and could hardly find anything online….and definitely nothing local. Why did she do this?
For her students….”her kiddos,” her “musical autists”.
For them to have the opportunity to hear good live music, without the pressure of sitting still and being quiet, like what is socially demanded in a typical concert venue.
Let’s give this novel concept of “Sensory-Friendly Concerts” another 5-10 years….we believe Sensory-Friendly Concerts will be quite common!! And we will diligently work towards that goal.
And remember, autistic disability rights are not going anywhere.
Wake up culture!!
EQUAL ACCESS TO THE FINE ARTS!!
~!! Go Neurodiversity Go !!~
This past concert was fantastic. Laura-Sun Cerferatti was totally awesome and she is extremely talented and brilliant. She is most definitely our newest, Resident Musical Autist. Laura-Sun is blind, she is an Aspie, she has perfect pitch, and she has an AWESOME testimony and life story.
We are also so thankful for Ken Meeks, who is a phenomenal Christian Gospel bass player, (check out his music here!) who plays worship music with Laura-Sun at New Covenant Church in Arnold, MD. Larry Wilkinson is a mutual friend of Ms.CJ, Ken and Laura-Sun, and plays a mean Cajon Drum. :^)
The next Sensory-Friendly Concert is going to be August 13th!!
Stay tuned for more info!!
Gregory Diachenko says
Love your description of the 3rd and best ever sensory friendly concert- it was awesome! God was definitely blessing everyone throughout this concert and anyone on the spectrum and their friends and family should make sure to come to the next concert on August 13th.