Since the inception of the series in 2004, Noriko Ogawa’s Jamie’s Concerts for parents and carers of people with autism have seen unprecedented success throughout Japan and the UK.
Originally starting in Japan, the series was an instant success and led to many more concerts throughout Japan, as well as the first Jamie’s Concert in the UK which was held at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall in April 2015. Since then, a number of Jamie’s Concerts have been held in across the country in venues including the Barbican Centre in London and North Wales International Music Festival.
Jamie’s Concerts are designed specifically for parents and carers of people with autism, with the aim of giving carers (and people interested in autism) the rare chance to listen and relax with other like-minded people, and enjoy music in a safe environment, free from the restraints of ‘normal’ classical concerts.
Noriko’s dedicated outreach work for the condition has led her to become a Cultural Ambassador for the National Autistic Society (NAS).
Noriko will give five more Jamie’s Concerts in the UK in 2016:
16 May 2016
St David’s Hall, Cardiff
29 May 2016
Annan Academy Performing Arts Centre, Scotland
29 September 2016
Music at Breinton, Brookwood
7 October 2016
Douglas Music, Parbold, Lancashire
20 November 2016
St Botolph’s Church, Colchester