“From Classical To Rock” has joined forces with the non-profit OC Music & Dance School to present a star-studded concert benefiting music education for Orange County communities. Set to take place on April 28 at Irvine Barclay Theatre, located at the edge of the UC Irvine campus, the event will be hosted by Randy Jackson and headlined by John Rzeznik of the GOO GOO DOLLS, 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 Rzeznik and Jackson, special guest artists include Miljenko Matijevic (STEELHEART), Lynn Harrell, 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 (ACT OF DEFIANCE, ex-MEGADETH), acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp and many more.
“From Classical To Rock” co-founder/co-producer Marten Andersson states: “I am so honored and proud to co-produce another even greater ‘From Classical To Rock’ concert, benefiting music education. This time we joined forces with a nonprofit called Orange County Music & Dance school. It’s an amazing school who gives talented low-income minorities a chance to be the next classical genius or the next rock star. All musicians involved with the event are contributing their time, energy and musical talents in an effort to benefit musical education.”
“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, visit www.fromclassicaltorock.com.