The Rock Orchestra is the Delaware Valley's premier tribute group. Its goal is to present recreations of studio recordings by classic artists live on stage - either performing career retrospectives, or a series of complete albums performed live. Utilizing an incredible talent pool of local musicians and priding itself on note-for-note recreations of selected works by various artists in the rock realm TRO provides a live experience like no other.
TRO was formed in 2017 by Joe Trainor and Matt Urban. Since then they've mounted productions tributing Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, The Who, R.E.M., Genesis, INXS, Jethro Tull, Elton John and Tom Petty. The Rock Orchestra presents their shows at the beautiful Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, and travel some productions to other area venues.
Every summer, TRO presents BeatleFest where they perform ALL 215 songs by The Beatles live on stage over multiple nights. Like all of their productions they utilize strings, horns and world instruments where necessary to recreate these amazing works as authentically as possible. After three years at The Wilmington Drama League, BeatleFest will be presented for the first time at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia in 2022