Intimate Voices in the Community
This season we plan to continue our expanded outreach portfolio, with a special interest in sharing our music with children and familes.
We have been presenting annual free Family Programs at CSAIR since the first season of Intimate Voices in 2009, and for the past 3 seasons we have specially designed it to encourage the inclusion of childen with special needs from throughout the community. This interactive and informal program brings us all together in a sensory/autism-friendly and relaxed setting to enjoy great music, involving the audience in actively exploring the music, and engaging the whole family. The opportunity for all families to really get close to live music, and to the musicians playing it, can inspire children’s enjoyment of and participation in music-making of all kinds for years to come! We are looking forward to presenting this format again this season.
We also plan to again visit a local special-needs pre-school, where we play for small classes of excited kids who listen, clap, sing and move to our music. Every class is different and we enjoy workng with the staff to structure a wonderful short program for each group.
We will continue our visits to area nursing homes, rehab centers and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center to play for those in the community who are not able to come out and hear music. Many of our wonderful audience members remember us from year to year, and we know that our visits are also welcomed and enjoyed by the hard-working staff members at these facilities.
Our heartfelt thanks to all our supporters who make these programs in the community possible!