|May 11, 2019
|Palos Verdes, CA.
|Terranea Grand Ballroom
From Classical to Rock to headline the Peninsula Education Foundation main gala and fundraiser
From Classical to Rock is incredible excited and honored to headline the Peninsula Education Foundation main gala and fundraiser, benefiting children’s education in 17 schools. The 2019 Main Event Gala will be held on May 11 at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA. This black-tie optional affair will feature an amazing Dinner, Auction and From Classical to Rock performance a musical journey where rock stars meet world-renowned classical musicians along with student orchestras. RSVP by April 30 here:
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2019
From Classical to Rock to headline PEF Fundraiser benefiting education – Featuring members from Steelheart, LA Phil, Prong, Ex-Megdeth, Lynch Mob, Pacific Symphony, Ex-Anthrax.
“From Classical To Rock” has once again joined forces with the non-profit Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) to present an intimate star-studded concert benefiting local schools. Set to take place on May 11, 2019 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. Bringing aspiring High school musicians from local high schools, together with rock stars and acclaimed classical musicians, performing together under one roof.
From Classical to Rock is a of a one-of-a-kind concert, auction, and epic party. Black-tie optional, Cocktails, dinner, along with wine, silent and live auctions. Musicians involved with the event contribute their time, energy and talents to support programming funded by PEF, including music, art, physical education, library, STEM programs and much more! Private donations are still critical in maintaining music education in public schools across the country. The Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools in particular, with the PVPUSD schools receive less funding per student than nearly all other districts in Los Angeles County.
“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 education. Stan, Marten and Yutong produced the first concert together with bassist Robert DeLeo from the band STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and the late Chester Benningtonfrom 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 the PEF.
“From Classical To Rock” co-founder/co-producer Yutong states: “We are once again so honored and proud to be back working with the amazing organization PEF to deliver the next level of ‘From Classical To Rock’ concert together with the amazing music students from the PVPUSD high schools. All while benefiting the Peninsula Education Foundation. This is a concert you don’t want to miss.”
More performers TBA
Yutong – Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Marten Andersson – Steelheart, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob
Chas West – The Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner, West Bound
Monte Pittman – Madonna’s long-time guitarist, studio musician and member of Prong
Neil Turbin – Ex-Anthrax, Deathriders
Elliott Bark – Award winning Conductor
Chris Broderick – Act of Defiance, Ex-Megadeth
Christopher Lennertz – Famous Music Composer
Jimmy Burkhart – West Bound/Session Guitarist
Jane Lee – Sony Recording Artist
Trameka and Joi – Esther gospel group
Ben Zelico – Drums
Shane Tassart – Bulletboys, Wheel in the Sky
Jasmine Star – 15 year guitar prodigy
Makayla Dixon – 17 year old cellist prodigy
Xander Marsden – 14 year guitar prodigy
Featuring PVPUSD high-schools student orchestra and Choir
Additional Special Guests TBA – *Line-Up Subject to Change.
for more information on Peninsula Education Foundation and tickets: www.pvpef.org
For more information on From Classical to Rock: www.fromclassicaltorock.com