INTERESTING BITS: Arts Working Together: Musicians and Dance School Combine Forces for a Big Fundraiser
Los Angeles, CA (2/21/18) – After last year’s incredible success, “From Classical to Rock” has joined forces with the non-profit OC Music & Dance School to present a star-studded concert benefitting music education for Orange County communities. Hosted by Randy Jackson and headlined by John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, alongside “Classical to Rock Youth Orchestra and Choir”, bringing young aspiring OCMD music students together with platinum selling rock stars and acclaimed classical musicians, performing together under one roof.
This unique concert features high profile musicians from classical music, jazz to rock and roll with original music scored by one of the biggest Hollywood composers Mr. Nathan Wang, joined on stage by rock, classical musicians and members of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, members of the Donald Bren Honors High School Orchestra and Chorus, and the honorees of the Orange County Artist of the Year in music, voice and dance.
In addition to headliner John Rzeznik and host Randy Jackson, special guest artists include Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart, The Doors) Lynn Harrell (acclaimed cellist), Monte Pittman (Madonna/Prong), Alex Boye, Chinese violinist Yutong (Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Marten Andersson (Steelheart, George Lynch, Lizzy Borden), Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth), acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp and many more.
Line-Up Subject to Change; Additional Special Guests TBA
John Rzeznik – Frontman of the Goo Goo Dolls
Hosted by Randy Jackson– Producer, bassist, American Idol judge
Lynn Harrell– Renowned Cellist
Miljenko Matijevic– Lead Singer, Steelheart and The Doors
Monte Pittman – Madonna/Prong/Solo Artists
Yutong – Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Marten Andersson– Steelheart, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob
Stan Sharp – Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Alex Boye – Singer & YouTube Sensation
Nathan T. Wang – International Music Composer
Roger Kalia – Assistant Conductor Pacific Symphony
Chas West – The Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner
Chris Broderick – Ex-Megadeth
John Tu – Jazz band leader
Christopher Lennertz – Famous Music Composer
Emma Lee – Principal Cellist
Jane Lee – Keyboardist/Choir Director
Cameron Wright – Singer
Stephen Chesney – Guitars
Ben Zelico – Drums
From Classical to Rock was founded in 2016 by the famous Chinese violinist Yutong, Rock musician Marten Andersson and acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp to help benefit music education. Stan, Marten and Yutong co-produced the first concert with bassist Robert DeLeo from the band Stone Temple Pilots and the late Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. The concert was a huge hit (it was also the last concert Chester performed with Stone Temple Pilots). The concert raised $50,000 for public music education.
For more information about From Classical to Rock: http://www.fromclassicaltorock.com
OC Music & Dance is Orange County’s first and only nonprofit community performing arts school funded by Pick Up Stix founder Charlie Zhang. OCMD are dedicated to providing the highest quality education and resources for our students, regardless of their ability to pay. Our programs feature private and group lessons across a broad spectrum of art forms, as well as curricula for self-improvement, personal growth and professional development. OCMD mission is to nurture, inspire and empower Orange County’s most committed and talented youth to achieve their dreams and provide a path for them to follow their passions.
For more information about OC Music & Dance: http://www.ocmusicdance.org
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Irvine Barclay Theatre
Located at the edge of the UC Irvine campus
From Marten Andersson’s newsletter on Feb. 21, 2018 (info @ snake city music.com). Thanks, Marten, for the information!