The interPLAY Orchestra is comprised of adults with cognitive, intellectual and physical disabilities who learn to play music in collaboration with high schoolers, college students and professional musicians. The interPLAY mission is based on the belief that music is not just about the written notes and that disabilities should not limit a person's access to enjoy and even perform music. Orchestra members learn the music through improvisation, repetition and memory. Learning music in this way challenges Orchestra members to concentrate, to enhance their memory, expand their language and build social skills.
We play all genres of music, instumental and vocal, including jazz, swing, ethnic and folk, classical, Broadway, light opera, contemporary and global ethnic drumming. We even have had original scores written for the Orchestra. Instruments include symphonic percussion and tonal instruments for those who do not read music.
The Orchestra rehearses every Monday evening and performs community concerts throughout the year. This year marks our 25th Anniversary.