This weekend Joe's spreading the word about The Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, an organization that's redefining 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.
This Sunday, December 2nd, the Boston-based chamber ensemble Palaver Strings and MYRO join together for an unforgettable collaboration with pianist Ben Cosgrove, who is hailed as “electric and exhilarating.” The event will be held at Brick South on Thompson's Point in Portland, and Joe is sure it will be inspiring.