Intergenerational Concerts

Everybody deserves access to high-quality live performances, and that’s why we’ve partnered with Alzheimer Society of Toronto and Baycrest@Home to deliver intergenerational concerts that are welcoming for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and more. It is now common knowledge that musical activities offer a broad range of benefits for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer Society reminds us that music also “has the potential to increase physical and social activity; reignite older memories; and improve sleep, mood, cognition, communication, and overall quality of life.” With help from our presenting partner TO Live, we work with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto to offer the psychosocial benefits of interactive, accessible musical events to people with dementia, their caregivers, and their families. Xenia Concerts offers both online and in-person programming for people with dementia and their caregivers. Please check our events listing for details about upcoming concerts.


Intergenerational Concert Features

  • Hour-long concert programs with short musical selections
  • Verbal introductions between pieces
  • Stretch breaks
  • Live audio transcription (for online events)
  • Q & A sessions with the musicians
  • Visual description integrated into artist introductions
  • Visual Stories to prepare audiences for the concert experience
  • No financial barriers to attendees
  • Recordings available to AST clients after the event
  • Wheelchair accessible venues (for in-person events)
  • Clear signage at the concert venue (for in-person events)

Do you have a suggestion for how we can make our concerts more inclusive and accessible for listeners with dementia? Write to our Executive and Artistic Director Rory McLeod at or call us at 647-896-8295.

Thanks to our Supporters!

Our intergenerational concerts are supported by The Government of Canada, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Azrieli Foundation, The George C. Hunt Family Foundation, WROHAN Holding company, and our circle of donors. To join our donor community, please click on the link below or contact us at