IMG_4405_D7A0278Jeff_Paige-superheroBrainsong: No Shushing Events presents two summer concerts, for families living with autism and different abilities — and our friends and families who wish to support inclusion and celebration of differences!
The only rules are: No Shushing, no judging, no explaining and no apologizing.
We welcome our kids just as they are — perfect.
Saturday, June 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
East Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder
Free but limited to 175 .. sign up link scroll down below ….
Brainsong: No Shushing Concerts brings Boulder Ballet’s professional dancers and a Colorado Symphony quintet to offer a welcoming afternoon of interactive dance and music. Families living with autism and different abilities will be treated to a performance of Aaron Copeland’s Hoe Down, followed by several pieces. Boulder Ballet Artistic Director, Ana Claire, will lead the audience in joyful movement to music, including harpist Pam Eldridge of Colorado Ballet. Columbine & Company is providing massive, toxic-free bubbles on the outdoor lawn with special character appearances. This concert is free thanks to Project Yes in Lafayette serving traditionally marginalized youth, and the City of Boulder Expand program in therapeutic recreation. Food is donated so generously by Ben & Jerry’s, Jax Outdoor Gear of Lafayette and Justin’s Nut Butters of Boulder….CSO photo: Principal Percussion John Kinzie working with a few kids on a drum after one of our concerts.  Photo credit: Stephanie Derybowski. Boulder Ballet. Photo by Sue Daniels.
And for Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Same exact information…except for:
cost: $5 per family, registration opens in May — info coming soon!
…this concert entails: Musical theatre by Jeff & Paige, vibraphone by Rick Weingarten, harp music by Pam Eldridge, the Broomfield Colorado Conservatory of Dance student dancers (who will teach dance to the kids), folk song by the Clearwings, a classical and Celtic music performance by Benjamin Tarasewicz, a fabulous violinist and singer, who has autism. Columbine & Company is providing massive, toxic-free bubbles on the outdoor lawn with special character appearances … This concert costs $5 per family, and is sponsored by the ACL (Association for Community Living), City of Boulder Expand program in therapeutic recreation, and Project Yes in Lafayette, as well as Imagine Behavioral Health Services ABA therapy volunteers who can assist families on site. We will offer a sign up for new music students. Food is incredibly donated by Noodles & Co, Justin’s Nut Butters and Jax Outdoor Gear of Lafayette.

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