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Interplay for 3 Violins and Orchestra (2002)

Interplay for 3 Violins and Orchestra

10 minutes, premiered May 23, 2002

Commissioned by The Boston Pops and featuring Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Eileen Ivers and Regina Carter. Broadcast nationally on PBS Evening at Pops.

Winner of the 2002 ASCAP Deems Taylor award for best original composition for television broadcast.

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  • 2 Flutes
  • Piccolo
  • 2 Oboes
  • 2 Clarinets in Bb
  • Bass Clarinet
  • 2 Bassoons
  • 4 Horns in F
  • 2 Trumpets in C
  • 2 Trombones
  • Bass Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Percussion: (3 Players): Snare Drum, 2 Plate Crash Cymbals, Concert Bass Drum, Finger Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Congas (Low & High), Cowbell (Large), Timbales w/Small Crash Cymbal
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Combo Bass
  • Drum Set
  • 3 Solo Violins
  • Violins
  • Violas
  • Cello
  • Bass

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Reviews / Comments

Watch Eileen Ivers, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, Regina Carter with the Boston Pops, playing "Interplay for 3 Violins & Orchestra":

Interview: Chris Brubeck talks about his new concerto for Time for Three and symphony orchestra

''Interplay'' is a terrific piece that brought the audience to its feet. It began, at warp speed, with zigzag interlocking phrases for the solo violins. Then the orchestra chimed in, and each soloist had her moment in the sun...The three women seemed to have fun with each other and the music; Brubeck must have had fun writing it - Vivaldi couldn't have done it any better." - Richard Dyer, Boston Globe, 2002