Orange County School of Music and Dance & “From Classical To Rock” join forces for an epic charity concert. Headlined by John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), special guest Nancy WIlson (Heart) and many more. Hosted by Randy Jackson.
After last year’s incredible success with “From Classical to Rock”, Rocker Marten Andersson, Chinese violinist Yutong, and acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp 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, 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 and emcee Randy Jackson, special guest artists include Nancy Wilson (Heart, Roadcase Royale), Alex Boye (Youtube and pop sensation), Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart, The Doors) Lynn Harrell (acclaimed cellist), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Chinese violinist Yutong (Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Marten Andersson (Steelheart, George Lynch, Lizzy Borden), Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth), acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp (Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra) and many more.
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 (Co founder and guitarist/singer of Heart, Roadcase Royale, Movie Composer)
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, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob
Stan Sharp – Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Nathan T. Wang – International Music Composer
Roger Kalia – Assistant Conductor Pacific Symphony
Chas West – The Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner
Cameron Wright – Pop Sensation
Chris Broderick – Ex-Megadeth
John Tu – Jazz band leader
Christopher Lennertz – Famous Music Composer
Emma Lee – Principal Cellist
Jane Lee – Keyboardist/Choir Director
Ben Zelico – Drums
Link to purchase Tickets: www.thebarclay.org
OC Music & Dance School 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
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