Orange County School of Music and Dance & “From Classical To Rock” join forces for an epic charity concert.
Hosted by Randy Jackson and headlined by John Rzeznik and Special Guest Nancy Wilson.
After last year’s incredible success, “From Classical to Rock” has joined forces with the OC Music & Dance School to present a star-studded concert benefiting music education for Orange County communities. Hosted by Randy Jackson and headlined by John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, special guest Nancy Wilson (Heart, Roadcase Royale) alongside the “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, playing a wide range of genres and 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, special guest artists Nancy Wilson (Heart) Alex Boye (pop and YouTube sensation), Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart, The Doors) Lynn Harrell (acclaimed cellist), Monte Pittman (Madonna/Prong), Chinese violinist Yutong (Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Marten Andersson (Steelheart, George Lynch, Lizzy Borden), Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance), acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp and many more. It’s a magical performance of musical poetry, where platinum-selling rock musicians meet acclaimed classical musicians and classically trained music students, all in the name of charity.
OCMD’s CEO, Doug Freeman has curated this masterpiece and devotes his energy to “giving Orange County students the best teachers in the world and economics can’t get in the way of their ability.” “We hope to engage and attract a wide audience of children and adults to demonstrate just how broad the music world can be while integrating talents of performing professionals and aspiring young musicians.” Finally, OCMD would like to highlight that Orange County is bursting with creative talent. The concert will recognize the winners of the Artist of the Year Award, and include in the performance these young artists and many of those from the Irvine Honors Concert.
All musicians involved with the event are contributing their time, energy and musical talents in an effort to benefit musical education in Orange County.
*Line-Up Subject to Change; Additional Special Guests TBA
John Rzeznik (frontman of the Goo Goo Dolls)
Nancy Wilson (Heart guitarist and singer, Composer, Casino Royale
Hosted by Randy Jackson – Producer, bassist, American Idol judge
Alex Boye – Pop & YouTube Sensation
Lynn Harrell – Renowned Cellist
Miljenko Matijevic – Lead Singer, Steelheart and The Doors
Monte Pittman (Madonna’s long-time guitarist, studio musician and member of Prong)
Yutong – Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Marten Andersson – Steelheart, Lynch Mob, Lizzy Borden
Stan Sharp – Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Nathan T. Wang – International Music Composer
Roger Kalia – Assistant Conductor Pacific Symphony
Chas West – Singer, The Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner, Lynch Mob
Cameron Wright – Pop Sensation
Chris Broderick – Ex-Megadeth/Act of Defiance
John Tu – Jazz band leader
Christopher Lennertz – Famous Music Composer
Emma Lee – Principal Cellist
Jane Lee – Keyboardist/Choir Director
Stephen Chesney – Guitars
Ben Zelico – Drums
Link to purchase Tickets: www.thebarclay.org
About The Orange County School of Music and Dance: 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: www.ocmusicdance.org
About From Classical to Rock: 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 From Classical to Rock: www.fromclassicaltorock.com
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Irvine Barclay Theatre
Located at the edge of the UC Irvine campus
750 seat theater