Myrtle Beach, SC – The Long Bay Symphony (LBS) in partnership with the Champion Autism Network (CAN) is thrilled to announce Sero-Tune-In, a new concert event featuring relaxed programming and auditorium accommodations designed for those with sensory sensitivities specifically in mind. Whether you're a fan of classical music or new to the orchestra, this concert is designed to engage and educate people of all ages and abilities.
This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The LBS is excited to announce that they are a recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission's Arts for All SC grant. The purpose of the Arts for All SC Grant (AFASC) is to help arts organizations throughout South Carolina identify and address accessibility barriers to patrons with disabilities. Additional sponsors of this event include the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
The LBS aims to honor and enhance the Grand Strand’s commitment to being an autism and sensory-friendly destination by designing a concert that will make the attending experience more comfortable and welcoming for people of all abilities. Maestro Charles Evans has created a 45-minute program intended to both educate and engage the audience in a fun, interactive way featuring fan-favorite classics and familiar movie music! The Symphony will adapt to a “lights-up, sound-down” environment, where the lights in the auditorium will be brighter and the sound will be lower than what a patron would typically experience at a LBS concert. Patrons will be encouraged to move freely about the auditorium as desired during the program. Noise-canceling headphones and sensory manipulatives, such as fidget toys, will be provided at the door. A quiet space will be reserved for families who need a quick or extended break from the activity in the auditorium.
An instrument petting zoo will be held from 2PM to 3PM. Families are encouraged to have an up-close, orchestral experience by interacting with all of the various instruments in the LBS petting zoo, including a violin, trombone, clarinet, maracas, and more!
The auditorium will have limited general admission seating to allow families the flexibility to find a space that is most comfortable for them. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 18 and under, and can be purchased through our box office at 843-448-8379 or online at www.longbaysymphony.com. The Symphony staff encourages those who require additional accommodations to call the box office when ordering their tickets.
For more information, please keep an eye on the Symphony website as updates will be regularly posted leading up to the concert.