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KD Sunday Spotlight: Azure Family Concerts helps make performances accessible for all

KD Sunday Spotlight: Azure Family Concerts
KD Sunday Spotlight: Azure Family Concerts 05:26

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - In this week's KD Sunday Spotlight, we present concerts everyone can enjoy, especially those with autism.

Azure Family Concerts Pittsburgh holds free, sensory-friendly performances across the region.

Founder and executive director Anitra Birnbaum said she started the concerts for her teenage son who has autism and others who face many challenges when they go to concerts in a formal setting.

Birnbaum said the concerts are 45 minutes long and audience members are welcome to sit, stand, walk around and dance! There is also a quiet room for those who need it.

After each concert, attendees can enjoy an instrument petting zoo where they can learn about, hold and even play some instruments.

Birnbaum said some students with autism had to miss concerts in schools, so they started a school program to host performances for everyone.

Azure is holding its Festive Families Concert on December 4th from 2-3 p.m. at the Tull Family Theater.

To learn more and to get tickets you can check out their website at this link!

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