We are very happy to share with you that Timucua Arts Foundation is offering a new series of vocal music performances interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for the deaf and hard of hearing. The series features two concerts by contemporary Jazz vocalists, one classical voice recital, and a performance by the Helena collective, a contemporary vocal ensemble. The series is made possible in part by an Accessibility grant from United Arts of Central Florida. 

Each concert will be preceded by a social event at 6:30 p.m. where deaf and hard of hearing audience members can socialize, tour the venue, and view the current visual art exhibition. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission to all events is free, with donations encouraged. 

Series Schedule

Several microphones lighted by stage lights. The sign language icon floats next to a microphone on the left. A phrase on the top right says Timucua Arts Foundation.Sunday, March 15th
Performer: Kristina Koller
Visual artist: Jason Hunt

Sunday, April 19th
Performer: Virginia Schenck
Visual Artist: Charles Everett

Sunday, August 2nd
Performer: Zoe McCrae
Visual Artist: TBD

Sunday, August 30th
Performer: The Helena Collective
Visual Artist: TBD


Timucua is a fantastic place in Orlando to enjoy a variety of artistic performances such as jazz, classical music, pop, and more. And it doesn't only present music. In February, a fine cast of actors read the film Field of Dreams. 

Last year, we had the opportunity to be there for the Tribute to Luciano Diaz, a beloved composer and musician from Colombia. Dicapta and ASL Services provided the accessibility for the concert. We offered captions for the video portions of the performance, and ASL services brought ASL interpreters for the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind that attended the event.

We celebrate that Timucua is providing ASL for the new series and also creating a space for the deaf and hard of hearing audience to socialize previous to the concerts. This continues to confirm what a special place Timucua is.



- "American Sign Language Interpreters for Vocal Concerts." Timucua Arts Foundation, March 6, 2020, https://timucua.com/american-sign-language-interpreters-for-vocal-concerts/


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