Sensory-Friendly Concert IIin the Target Atrium
Sat Apr 1, 2023
A Few Things to Know
- The Minnesota Orchestra’s Sensory-Friendly small ensemble concerts are inclusive experiences for patrons of all ages, including individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities.
- Concerts take place in a relaxed environment where all audience members are welcome to be who they are while enjoying music with family and friends.
- Fidgets, noise-canceling headphones and quiet spaces are available at all Sensory-Friendly Concerts, and a pre-visit story and concert program are available. Stand-alone chairs provide for flexible seating and open space is available for those who wish to sit on the floor or move around the room.
Date & Time
Lyndie Walker, MT-BC, is the Owner and a Board-Certified Music Therapist at Toneworks Music Therapy Services, LLC. She received a double Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota. Lyndie works as both a music therapist and adaptive lesson teacher with individuals of all ages and abilities in both group and individual settings. She frequently presents on topics such as music therapy and community experiences, building inclusive music environments in public schools, and collaborative experiences with women-owned small businesses.
As an avid supporter of neurodiversity and self-advocates, she hosts Sensory Friendly Atrium Concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra, and directs “Art for All” an inclusive summer art and music camp.
Katherine Siochi is an internationally award-winning harp soloist and newly appointed principal harp of the Minnesota Orchestra. She will begin her new role at the end of December 2022, performing in the Orchestra’s New Year’s concerts. She serves as principal harp of the Kansas City Symphony—a role she’s held since 2019—and previously was principal harp of the Sarasota Orchestra from 2017-2019.
Siochi is the 2016 gold medalist of the USA International Harp Competition, one of the world's most prestigious harp contests. She has given solo concerts in Hong Kong, China, Israel, and at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago. In 2021 she released her debut solo album Nocturne on Lyon & Healy Records, which includes several of her own piano transcriptions. Audiences worldwide have commended Siochi not only for her virtuosity, but especially for her poetic interpretations, sensitive musicianship and innate sense of timing.
- ASL Interpretation
- Armless & Bariatric Chairs
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Large-Print Programs
- Open Captioning
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
- Service Animals
- Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
Additional services are available upon request.