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June 8 – Xenia@Scotia Festival of Music: An Adaptive Concert

June 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT


Concert Description

Thursday, June 8 at 1:30 PM AT

Halifax Central Library

Paul O’Regan Hall


Join violist Rory McLeod and the Young Artists of Scotia Festival of Music for a family-friendly concert that embraces neurodiversity and disability! This collaboration between Xenia Concerts and Scotia Festival provides an inspiring musical experience to those who face social and systemic barriers to inclusion in typical concert settings. The young artists of Scotia Festival have teamed up with violist and concert designer Rory McLeod to create an inspiring listening experience that features a variety of music for strings, woodwinds, and piano. You’ll hear music by great composers such as Brahms, Elgar, Smetana, and more, in a welcoming environment with a variety of accessibility adaptations.

This concert has been designed to be enjoyable and accessible for neurodivergent listeners, those with disabilities, and their families and caregivers. All ages and all expressions are welcome! 

Concert Accessibility Features

  • PDF Venue Guide
  • All expressions welcome! Feel free to make noise, get up, or stim!
  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • Gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Accessible concert programs emailed before event (with RSVP)
  • Fidget toys and noise-cancelling earmuffs (please bring your own if you can)
  • Flexible seating and a room for breaks
  • Stretch breaks and movement activities
  • Visual schedule (PowerPoint concert guide)
  • Scent-free environment

Covid Safety Measures

  • Masks are recommended
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID, please stay home regardless of test results

Presenting Partner

Scotia Festival of Music

Community Partner

Cecilia Concerts


June 8
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Event Category:


Halifax Central Library