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Autism Advocacy Series: Chicago Premiere Production

This 2020-2021 project marks the first-ever full iteration of the Autism Advocacy Series in Chicago.

  • Project Created By

    Lynx

    Lynx is a nonprofit organization amplifying diverse voices through new art song commissions. We link communities through inclusive concerts and educational programming.

  • Project Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    July 1, 2020
    End Date
    June 30, 2021

Autism Advocacy Series: Chicago Premiere Production

This 2020-2021 project marks the first-ever full iteration of the Autism Advocacy Series in Chicago.

The Autism Advocacy Series brings youth who experience nonverbal autism into an artistic project of the highest quality created with and designed to accommodate communities with special needs. In addition to building awareness of the stigmas and preconceptions about those with nonverbal autism, Lynx Project also uses this opportunity to build unexpected audiences for contemporary vocal music. In 2020, Lynx Project will hold a call for poetry from Chicagoland autism communities. Composition students from North Park University will have the opportunity to write the compositions for the 2020-21 project. A fall workshop will take place involving all writers, composers, and performers to build community connections between all participants and ensure the highest quality of artistic output. Performers will be Lynx Project’s Chicago artists. The world premiere concert will take place in spring of 2021 at the Poetry Foundation, with an additional performance at North Park University, and outreach events will lead up to the performances. Sensory accommodations are provided at all events.

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American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival

September 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

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Silver Linings

September 27, 2021 | 7:30 pm

University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online

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Tableau in Frida Kahlo’s Oasis

September 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm

San Antonio Botanical Garden

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