The first performance in the second season of our series of Sensory-Accessible Concerts (formerly Sensory-Friendly Concerts), presented in partnership with the Halifax Central Library, features bassoonist Gabe Azzie and our host, curator, and pianist Jennifer King performing a fun collection of works by composers Johann Friedrich Fasch, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Edward Elgar, as well as two familiar medleys by John Williams from the Harry Potter and Star Wars movies including the much-loved Cantina Band song.

Named one of CBC Music's 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30 in 2022, Gabe Azzie is Principal Bassoonist with Symphony Nova Scotia. He graduated from Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Ottawa, and has performed frequently with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Gatineau. 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.

Our Sensory-Accessible Concerts, presented in partnership with the Halifax Central Library, are specifically designed to be welcoming, friendly, and accessible for autistic, neurodivergent, and intellectually disabled community members 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.