The Boston-based chamber ensemble Palaver Strings and Maine Youth Rock Orchestra (MYRO) join together for an unforgettable collaboration with pianist Ben Cosgrove, who is hailed as “electric and exhilarating.” MYRO have been featured on NPR and TEDx, and were the first youth orchestra in history to tour with a band. This is an exciting event that “Breaks” with the traditional.
Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization founded in 2014 by young musicians in the Boston area. Palaver has performed at the Kennedy Center, Bay Chamber Concerts, the Hammond Concert Series, a celebration of the Lullaby Project at Carnegie Hall, and has toured the East and West Coasts of the United States.
Maine Youth Rock Orchestra
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. MYRO has shared the stage with Gregory Alan Isakov, John Stirratt (Wilco), Guster, Casey Abrams, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves and more. Our rock star students have been featured on NPR, TEDx, Consequence of Sound, and were the first youth orchestra in history to tour with a band.
Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose “electric and exhilarating” music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment in North America. “Cosgrove is a mesmerizing piano player,” writes Red Line Roots, “and his compositions in response to landscape make you look at the world more attentively.” Ben has performed in every U.S. state except Delaware and Hawaii, and held artist residencies and fellowships with institutions including the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. For more about Ben and his work, please visit bencosgrove.com.