About Seattle Rock Orchestra
photo by Jason Tang
Seattle Rock Orchestra doesn't hide behind a rock band ... it is the rock band! SRO utilizes strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and rotating cast of exciting guest vocalists to deliver tribute shows unlike any other. Each SRO show juxtaposes a dynamic plethora of possibilities: the infectious energy of a dance party with a classy night out at the symphony; searing rock solos with intimate orchestral moments; fan favorite sing-alongs with 'deep cuts,' all combining to create a fun yet profoundly moving night out that honors the featured artist's lasting legacy.
SRO was founded in 2008 by bassist and composer Scott Teske. Since then, SRO has racked up an impressive resume that includes collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello, Macklemore, DeVotchKa, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado, D.R.A.M, Jesse Sykes, Rosie Thomas, Allen Stone, Jason Webley, and members of Big Star, The Posies, R.E.M., Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, Vendetta Red, Nada Surf & Pearl Jam, on stages across Washington State, including Seattle's Paramount, Moore, & Neptune Theatres, Sasquatch Music Festival, Summer Meltdown Festival, and Timber Outdoor Music Festival.
Seattle Rock Orchestra believes in the power of music and the arts to heal, nourish, inspire and invigorate. SRO is committed to producing experiences that entertain, educate, and foster community, while continuing the performance and study of orchestral music as a vibrant and vital art form.