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Symphony performances accessible to all.

Sensory Friendly Concert

Postcards from the Americas

Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m.
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center

The Kansas City Symphony welcomes those with sensory and memory sensitivities as well as their caregivers to this special symphonic performance, a festive exploration of music throughout the Americas. We’ll learn about musical traditions in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil and the United States through rhythm, song and dance. The program will be specifically adapted so families and friends of all abilities may enjoy symphonic music in a friendly environment. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased by calling (816) 471‑0400.

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  • House lights will remain half lit
  • Relaxed house rules
  • Freedom to get up and move around
  • Permitted use of electronic devices
  • Permission to talk freely during the performance
  • A screen above the orchestra will add an extra visual element to the performance

The performance will last ~30 minutes. Guests are welcome to join us in the lobby after the concert for a brief Instrument Petting Zoo.


CRESTON “Night in Mexico” (4′)
JOPLIN/NAUGHTIN Elite Syncopations (2:30′)
TRADITIONAL “De Colores” (3′)
RODRIGUEZ/NAUGHTIN “La Cumparsita” (3:30′)
GARY FRY “Come and Sing a Song with Me” (3′)
ABREU/NAUGHTIN “Tico-Tico no fuba” (3:30′)

The Arts District Parking Garage is adjacent to the Kauffman Center. Parking is available for $10.

Guests are able to enter and exit the theatre whenever necessary. We hope you are able to stay and enjoy as much of our performance in Helzberg Hall as possible, however a serenity room is available should the need arise.

The Symphony box office staff is happy to help you at (816) 471-0400.

To purchase tickets for our Sensory Friendly Concerts, please call (816) 471-0400.