From the MYRO website: "Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) organization, redefines music education for students of all backgrounds and demographics through collaboration with national artists, creating transformational experiences. Students who participate in MYRO ensembles are able to express their individuality through a classical skill set, while performing concerts with nationally-recognized artists that reinforce their love for alternative genres from classical. MYRO participants currently reside in southern and central Maine, representing at least 17 schools and 10 districts.
Rehearsing once a week, MYRO brings together a community of individuals that share their love for all genres of music and the passion to perform in concerts, demonstrating what it is like to be a rock star orchestral musician at an early age."
It's a fantastic project and the quality of their performances has garnered national attention.
They've been on TEDxDirigo, and won the 2016 DownEast Magazine 'Best Band' Award. They've performed with a few dozen artists, including Kishi Bashi, Darlingside, Guster, The Ballroom Thieves, Ghost of Paul Revere, Shook Twins, Gregory Alan Isakov, The DuPont Brothers, and Max Garcia Conover.
Enjoy 'Blow the House Down' from Darlingside accompanied by Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, performed at The Strand Theatre in Rockland:
Amazing, right? We can't wait to watch these incredible young artists perform at Tops'l Farm this summer!
MYRO will be backing up John Stirratt (of Wilco and The Autumn Defense). A talented multi-instrumentalist, Stirratt's formidable songwriting ability is showcased in a recent release from Wilco, Myrna Lee:
You're not going to want to miss this show. Tickets on sale now!