This past Saturday for the very first time, members of the Boulder Cello Project collaborated with Chase the Music and Cello Expressions to create a special concert for a child and his classmates at the Joshua School. The Joshua School is a day treatment center for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities, and our aim was to enrich their lives by giving them the experience of a live musical performance done especially for them. The musicians included members of the Boulder Cello Project with the special additions of guitar, marimba, tubular chimes, drums, trumpet, and me on the flute. We performed Disney favorites, classical selections, and premiered an original composition by Nick Halsey dedicated to this deserving child. I think the adults enjoyed the concert just as much as the children did and we are hoping to have more concerts like this in the future.
Learn more about this collaboration and future concerts for these critically ill or specially nominated children at http://bcpandchase.weebly.com.