During the pandemic, we haven’t skipped a beat! Interplay still rehearses virtually each week, and during 2021 we had a great time creating this music video. Please enjoy it!
Be part of an extraordinary music experience!
The interPLAY Orchestra is a 25-year old nonprofit music organization of 67 adult musicians with and without cognitive and other disabilities: amateur musicians and professional musicians, high school seniors and university musicians as “Bandaides” (mentors), all performing together for the community in year-round concerts at the world-class Music Center at Strathmore. We feature guest artists, composers and conductors playing all genres of music from Bach to Basie and everything in between … printed scores, newly composed music, full orchestra, ensembles and solos working on regulation percussion and traditional instruments – and some creative ones, just for fun and new sounds. The interPLAY Orchestra also performs choral music, features vocal soloists and a drumming curriculum led by a world-class drum master.
Our sold-out concerts have included over 100 volunteers and performers. Guest performers have included hip-hop artists and 2010 Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon, as well as a quartet from Hexagon of the Washington Political Revue.
“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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Join the Orchestra
Join the Orchestra as an adult with or without cognitive disabilities.
Be a Guest Performer/ Artist
We welcome guest performers at our three yearly concerts. Would you like us to perform your original music? We are always looking for new scores.
Be a “Bandaide”
A “Bandaide” assists Orchestra members who may need additional assistance. A “Bandaide” is a high school, college or adult musician.
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.