In October, SATORI played a classical music concert for an audience who couldn’t hear it – and it was wonderful. SATORI is participating in the Arts & Access initiative of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, seen through the lens of the arts.… Continue reading See the Music, Hear the Art!
Donna Yasenchok likes to sing so much she is a member of five different choral groups -- and they’re happy to have her: She has a desirable alto-soprano vocal range that would be the envy of choral singers anywhere. But from birth, Donna was challenged with cataracts in both eyes and, despite several operations, the… Continue reading With a Song in Her Heart
A dancer warms up with barre exercises and observes her form in the floor to ceiling mirrors. Nearby in the soundproof music room, a musician strums his guitar. These two performers have more in common than just a passion for the arts. They are both benefiting from the specialized care that is available at Good… Continue reading Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Recognizes the Unique Needs of Injured Artists
One characteristic cannot sum up who anyone is and America has been making great strides in accepting people regardless of their race, sexual orientation and disability if they have one. “It used to be that the disability made up the person, but now it’s just something that’s a part of them,” says Roseann Damico Schatkowski,… Continue reading Disabilities Don’t Define Who People Are
Evelyn Glennie is, in her own words, a “sound creator” – synthesizing everything you may have experienced about timbre, dynamics, vibration, movement, resonance, rhythm, harmonics, and more into an act of unbridled faith. Grammy-winning solo percussionist, composer, and collaborator, Dame Evelyn Glennie has forged an eclectic career as an internationally acclaimed artist upon the independent… Continue reading “Teach the World to Listen”