Healthcare & Special Needs
The National Concert Hall recognises the need to extend its work to health organisations, hospitals, day care centres and disability organisations bringing the enjoyment of listening to and performing music into the wider community.
Here are just a few of our current projects...
In November 2008, Education & Outreach launched Kids' Classics, an initiative to bring interactive, educational music workshops to children in hospital on an ongoing basis.
National Rehabilitation Hospital
The National Concert Hall sends a duo of musicians, trained in music in healthcare settings, into the National Rehabilitation Hospital fortnightly, to play in common rooms and on wards. This project is supported by the Irish Medicines Board.
AfriKaa! is a multi-sensory installation created by sound artist Slavek Kwi for the National Concert Hall for children with autistic spectrum conditions and their families to enjoy together.
Surroundings is an audio-active project, supported and funded by the National Concert Hall and St. Declan’s School, that aims to awaken the child’s artistic sensibilities, with a specific focus on sound.
Health In Harmony
The National Concert Hall sends teams of professional musicians into the community to work with older people in care settings, day centres and nursing homes.