PERFORMERS: Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Wishing Chair Productions, visuals and magic tricks | Rosemary Fossee, actor | Galen Fott, actor

This magical morning of music for listeners of all ages features The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the Overture to The Magic Flute, “Flight to Neverland” and more. It's an ideal outing for families and young children!

This sensory friendly concert is also designed to accommodate listeners with autism and other disabilities that cause sensory sensitivities. Special features include:

  • Pre-concert activities beginning at 10 am – including crafts, an instrument petting zoo and more
  • Materials to help you plan your visit, including social stories and a visual schedule
  • A resource fair featuring organizations that provide accessible programming
  • Kiosk with fidget toys, headphones, social stories and more
  • Quiet spaces with noise-cancelling headphones
  • Relaxed ticket return policy
  • Accessible seating
  • Closed captioning
  • ASL interpreter
  • Flexible seating
  • Booster seats
  • No shushing

Click here for a complete package of downloadable sensory friendly resources.

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab’s Serenade Program will lead music making activities to explore using rhythm and song to interact and play with others in a supportive environment. Activities are geared toward young children (~0-6 years) and their parents. To learn more about the Serenade parent-child music class program, click here.


The program is sponsored by VUMC (Department of Otolaryngology), Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and The Vanderbilt Curb Center.