Event Date and Time
Dance Theatre at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
What is Azure?

Azure is a unique performance experience, specifically for people with coginitive disabilities of all ages and walks of life, and those close to that community.

  • There will be 2 concert times: 1:30 for school groups, and 7pm for families
  • The event is free, but tickets are required for admission. For registration information and/or quetsions, contact Jane Hirshberg at janeh22 [at] umd.edu or 301.405.8172
How is Azure Different?

Azure is a joyful event, free of judgement and traditional concert hall norms, where the whole family can enjoy a high-quality concert experience.  We create a sensory-friendly space where all can interact with the music in any way they feel - movement, vocalizations, and reactions of all types are welcome.

How does INVOKE Create this Experience?

INVOKE, a string quartet that plays music of many forms, curates a program and venue at a high artistic level that meets the needs of those with cognitive disabilities.  Move or dance in any direction! The Clarice provides a suitable space with a wide array of fun, tactile fidgets to provide a sensory outlet and to help keep the audience engaged. Non-fluorescent lighting enhances the experience; earplugs are also available upon request.


Azure: A sensory-friendly concert series