Relaxed, Sensory-Friendly Jams: New World Jam

MSO Schools’ Season (Special Schools)

Tuesday 5 May 2020 at 1:00pm

Iwaki Auditorium


Due to the extended closure of our performance venues we regret that this concert will not proceed.

We are committed to ensuring the longevity and sustainability of the MSO, and we thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this time. We will, however, keep the music going! We invite all music-lovers to enjoy free online concerts via our YouTube channel.

If you hold a ticket to this performance, instead of requesting a refund, we ask you to consider donating the value of your ticket to enable us to live stream more free events and continue the mission of the MSO, to enrich lives through music. Please email our Box Office prior to the performance date at if you would prefer to do this and we thank you in advance if you choose to donate during this uncertain period. MSO gift cards (valid for 3 years) and fee-free exchanges are also available.

Refunds will automatically be processed to the credit card used to make the purchase on the scheduled concert date. Please note, refunds may take 10 business days to arrive in your account.

Further information can be found on the Cancelled and Rescheduled Concerts page


Karen Kyriakou facilitator

About the Jam

MSO’s relaxed and sensory-friendly Jam harnesses the power of music to inspire and engage young people with a sensory sensitivity, physical or intellectual disability and their teachers and carers.

The New World Jam is a fun-filled, participatory exploration of Dvořák’s famous 9th Symphony – ‘From the New World’.

Led by dynamic presenter and highly experienced educator Karen Kyriakou, the event includes a 40 minute participatory workshop followed by the opportunity for audience members to meet and engage with MSO’s professional musicians and their instruments.

The Jam takes place in the relaxed and safe environment of MSO’s home studio, Iwaki Auditorium. Elements are adapted to reduce anxiety and discomfort and to maximize engagement for all participants.
You can expect the following key elements:

• A downloadable Visual Story to enhance and support your experience (coming soon!)
• An AUSLAN supported session led by a highly experience facilitator
• A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the workshop
• Lights stay on and participants are welcome to move about within the audience zone
• Friendly trained staff to support your experience
• A quiet, chill out zone in the foyer

Key information

Ticket price $16
Duration 35 minutes

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