Me2/ (“me, too”) is the world’s only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them. Me2/ serves as a model organization where people with and without mental illnesses work together in an environment where acceptance is an expectation, patience is encouraged, and supporting each other is a priority.
Our flagship ensemble, Me2/Orchestra–Burlington, is a non-auditioned orchestra that rehearses weekly and performs 3-4 times annually in traditional concert venues, inside correctional and rehabilitation facilities, and for mental health events. Our newest ensemble, Me2/Orchestra–Boston, launched in September 2014 and has already performed for several events, including the Boston Children’s Museum’s annual “Mental Health Awareness Day”.
Both of these orchestras give exhilarating performances that encourage dialogue about mental health issues and erase the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
For a brief overview, watch this news piece about Me2/Orchestra produced by Al Jazeera English: