Benjamin's "Music Breaking Barriers" Project.
A Concert of Hope
Chase the Music, a local non-profit founded and operated by Lyons area resident Clark Hodge, will be hosting “A Concert of Hope,” a free concert with a collaborative group of talented vocalists who will perform on Saturday May 28, at 2 p.m., at the Manhattan Middle School Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado, to offer Hope to Benjamin, and all those who are afflicted with autism.
Benjamin Tarasewicz, leader of the group, has autism. It was with an active, loving mother, who used music in her son’s therapy, that Benjamin progressed from being non-verbal to becoming an award winning public speaker, who recently gave a TEDx talk, “Breaking Barriers of Autism: the Power of Kindness and Friendship.”
This performance is an a cappella group of friends, and recent graduates of Fairview High School who know that music can have healing powers. The concert event features hits such as My Girl, Unchained Melody, songs by Billy Joel, and more. The highlight of the event will be the world-premiere of a special choral composition, “Hope,” commissioned for Benjamin and dedicated to families living with autism. “My wish is,” says Benjamin, “where people break down barriers, and create something amazing.”
The concert is for all ages, and is sensory-friendly. Those dealing with autism and other disabilities are particularly invited, and can expect a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. To get your free tickets, please go to: https://chasethemusic-hope.eventbrite.com.
Chase the Music is a local non-profit organization, that helps children battling critical illness by having original music composed and performed for them. To get more information at Chase the Music, please go to: http://chasethemusic.org.
Article appeared in the Lyons Recorder
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