Disability Rights is a partnership with Arts4All Florida, an organization dedicated to providing arts education and arts integration programs to people with disabilities, taking place on World Poetry Day, March 21, 2020. We are asking Broward County School students with disabilities in grades k-12 to submit poems to us and with the help of Arts4All Florida we will select up to ten poems to be read by their authors and set to music by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble.
The rest of the concert will include music by composers with disabilities including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Rodrigo’s Concierto d’Aranjuez, Gustav Holst’s The Planets, and Robert Schumann’s Konzerstucke for Four Horns, featuring the Junior Ensemble Horn Quartet. The onstage program notes will include information about each composer’s disability and how they were able to overcome it in order to be a successful composer.