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Symphony at the MACC  
Harmony in Sensation: A Sensory-Friendly Concert

APRIL 28 | 3:00 PM
Music & Arts Community Center

13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912

The Gulf Coast Symphony fellows will present their first sensory-friendly concert for audience
members with autism and related disabilities. The reality is that the traditional concert-going
experience is inaccessible to many in our community. To improve the current culture of classical
music, the Gulf Coast Symphony welcomes people with sensory disabilities and their friends and
family to an innovative and friendly concert experience. Guests can expect:

A welcoming environment, modified to accommodate attendees. Everyone is encouraged to
experience music in the way they find most comfortable
Reduced stimuli in the form of dimmed lights and muted sounds
Flexible seating, entry, and exit
Headphones for individuals who are sound-sensitive (bringing your own is encouraged)
Fidgets, and a quiet/cool-down space available
Scarves, feather boas, and sensory/fidget toys

Sensory Friendly FAQs  

What kind of music will we hear?  
Most symphony concerts feature a specific era/style of music or major multi-movement such as
a symphony or concerto. This performance is designed around our audience. Each member of our
fellowship program has selected a work they hope you will enjoy!  

Do I need to have autism or a related disability to attend?
No! This program intends to accommodate individuals with disabilities and their families, but
the broader community may attend. We only ask that all attendees be respectful of all audience
members. Some will have needs you may not anticipate, and that may make you uncomfortable.
However, it is our responsibility as a venue to accommodate everyone so we all can enjoy the

How much does it cost?
Through the generosity of our donors, this concert is free, making it as accessible as possible.
However, to ensure a cap of 100 audience members, we are requiring ticket reservations.

Sunday Night Chamber Music:
Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestral Fellows

MAY 5 | 7:00 PM
Music & Arts Community Center

13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Join us for a mesmerizing evening of symphonic brilliance as the Gulf Coast Symphony
Orchestral Fellows take center stage at the Music & Arts Community Center in Fort Myers.
Get ready to be transported to a world of musical enchantment, as these talented young
musicians come together to deliver a performance that will leave you spellbound. The
Orchestral Fellows are a group of exceptionally talented young musicians who have
dedicated their lives to mastering their craft. This concert is not only a celebration of their
commitment but also an opportunity for you to witness the bright future of classical music
in the SWFL region.  

Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestral Fellows Chamber Music Program
Aires Tropicales WW Quintet 
Spiegel im Spiegel – Arvo Pärt arr. CJ Melendez Trombone & Vibraphone/Glockenspiel
Three shanties WW Quintet 
Moments Musicaux Op. 16 No. 3 – Rachmaninoff arr. CJ Melendez

Oblivion WW Quintet
Trois Essais – Eugene Bozza mvt 2 & 3 Trombone & percussion
Beethoven String Quartet 9

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