"A child who finds it difficult to express themselves in words can be reached through music, because they share the same feelings as everybody else.” Iván Fischer
With the help of the International Cseperedő Foundation, we have developed a unique concert format in recent years that provides a safe and fun environment for autistic children and their families alike. Before the Autism-Friendly Cocoa Concerts, we send some helpful materials to the families so that they can prepare for the effects of the concert’s visual and audio stimuli, ensuring the children do not encounter anything unexpected. By the time they enter the orchestra’s rehearsal hall, they will already be familiar with the musicians’ faces as well as the instruments. We also offer other aids like story-like explanations and colourful visual tools, which help the little ones follow the music.