During the pandemic, we didn’t skip a beat! Although we were only rehearsing virtually, we had a wonderful time creating two videos. Now we have resumed rehearsing in-person as well as continuing our virtual program to allow opportunities for all of our musicians to participate.
Be part of an extraordinary music experience!
The interPLAY Orchestra is a 35-year old nonprofit music organization of adult musicians with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities; playing alongside amateur and professional musicians, and high school and university students known as “Bandaides” (mentors). All perform together for the community in year-round concerts at the world-class Music Center at Strathmore. We feature a full orchestra, small ensembles, choral groups and soloists, working with percussion and other traditional instruments, and playing a variety of musical genres.
Our sold-out concerts have included over 100 volunteers and performers. Guest performers have included hip-hop artist and 2010 Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon, international recording artist Dr. Daryl Davis, world percussionist Tom Teasley, and a quartet from Hexagon: Washington’s only political satirical musical comedy review.
“We were not merely entertained. We were really moved by the beautiful music makers and the power of love through music. I was astonished by the gentle leadership and by the cooperative group effort to make the song arrangements so effective and rich. You bet I had fun listening, singing along, and drumming from the audience. I left there in awe. What a night of joy!”
“Wonderful night! Every number was beautiful and filled with musical joy!”
We rely on tax-deductible donations from individuals and organizations to keep the music playing.
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Attend a Rehearsal and/or Concert
Attend one of our rehearsals and/or concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore. Directions and concert ticket information. Please arrange to attend a rehearsal by contacting us.