The third fall performance in our series of Sensory-Accessible Concerts, presented in partnership with the Halifax Central Library, brings cellist India Gailey together with our host, curator, and pianist Jennifer King. The pair will perform a warm and intimate program containing Dutch-Jewish composer Henriette Bosmans' hauntingly beautiful 1917 work "Arietta", Erik Satie's atmospheric "Gymnopedie" No. 3, and the airy yet intricate "Halcyon" by Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock. Also featured is French composer Nadia Boulanger's post-impressionistic 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano I. Modere, and set of traditional Spanish songs arranged for cello and piano by the composer Manuel de Fallaas, as well as works by composers who are always audience favourites, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, and Antonio Vivaldi. Sensory-Accessible Concerts are designed to be welcoming, friendly, and accessible for autistic, neurodivergent, and intellectually disabled community members of all ages and their families. They are open to the public free of charge on select Sunday afternoons at the Halifax Central Library's Paul O'Regan Hall. Seating is limited, and registration is required.

India Gailey is a cellist and composer who performs most often in the realms of classical and experimental music. Named by CBC as one of 2022’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30,” she has been the recipient of numerous honours, including awards from Arts Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Talent Trust, the Canada Council for the Arts, and McGill & Acadia Universities. She is a member of the improvisational quartet New Hermitage and frequently works with living composers, visual artists, filmmakers, and dancers to create exploratory works of interdisciplinary art. Energetic and insightful, Jennifer King is a versatile, award-winning pianist who is equally at home as a soloist or a collaborator on the concert stage. With a career spanning almost three decades, she has established herself as a sought-after performer and recording artist in the region. She performs with many respected soloists and multidisciplinary artists throughout the Maritimes.