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 by Joe Trainor and Matt Urban. For the last several years, Matt and Joe have been part of the tribute group In The Light, whose attention to detail quickly solidified their reputation as a quality group. Past shows by In The Light have included tributes to Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Pink Floyd, Genesis (as Keep It Dark) and The Eagles. Concerts have been performed at Arden Gild Hall, World Cafe Live at The Queen, The Schwartz Center, the Levoy Theater, and World Cafe Philadelphia. Outside of In The Light, Joe has also mounted tributes of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, Billy Joel, Jesus Christ Superstar and an 80s review, performing these shows at the venues above as well as The Smyrna Opera House, Candlelight Theater, The Milton Theatre, and others.