For over five years, Kris Palmer and Black Cedar have performed free concerts for adults with developmental disabilities on the campuses of the Arc of Alameda County, bringing chamber music to over 2,000 clients and staff and serving a population that rarely has the resources or the opportunities to take part in the fine arts.
With Pastor Betty Clark, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Arc of Alameda County.
Isaac brings Henry Cowell's "Gravely and Vigorously" to the staff and clients at the Arc of Alameda County's Livermore campus.
Over the past five years, Black Cedar has provided free concerts to over 2,125 adults with life-challenging disabilities and their valiant staff.
“I would like to cite the inaccessibility of most of our clients to be able to have the money to get to a musical concert. You provide that accessibility and more. As you and I know, the benefits of music to a person is multi-leveled, profound and numerous…The social, emotional, self-esteem and self-awareness skills become heightened and the looks on their faces, the calmness that follows, the focus and attention skills working harder, and so many other benefits occur each and every time!”
Shannon M E Jurich, Ph.D., CCO
Health & Safety Officer
The Arc of Alameda County
Concerts for Members of the Disabled Community
Since 2012, Black Cedar has performed concerts for the ARC of Alameda County, an organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities. The clients presented one of their own paintings to Black Cedar at as a token of their gratitude in April 2012.