Videos of the 2nd From Classical to Rock benefit concert which took place at the Irvine Barclay Theater on April 28, 2018 have been posted below.
Artists included John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and host Randy Jackson (Producer, bassist, American Idol judge), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Miljenko Matijevic(Steelheart, The Doors) Lynn Harrell (acclaimed cellist), Monte Pittman (Madonna/Prong), Alex Boye(YouTube Sensation), 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 is a concert series featuring rock-stars and classical superstars, performing with student orchestras and choirs to benefit music and performing arts education. This time, FC2R teamed up with nonprofit music school Orange County Music & Dance 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 contribute their time, energy and musical talents in an effort to benefit performing arts in Orange County.
FC2R CONCERT PERFORMERS:
John Rzeznik – Goo Goo Dolls)
Nancy Wilson – Heart, Roadcase Royale
Hosted/Emcee by Randy Jackson – Producer, bassist, American Idol judge
Lynn Harrell – Renowned Cellist
Miljenko Matijevic – Steelheart and The Doors
Yutong – Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Marten Andersson – Steelheart, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob
Monte Pittman – Madonna, Solo, Prong
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
Chris Broderick – Ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance
Alex Boye – YouTube Sensation
Jane Lee – Keyboardist/Choir Director
Cameron Wright – Singer
John Tu – Jazz band leader
Christopher Lennertz – Famous Music Composer
Emma Lee – Principal Cellist
Ben Zelico – Drums
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.
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 DeLeofrom 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 withStone Temple Pilots). The concert raised $50,000 for public music education. For more information on From Classical to Rock: www.fromclassicaltorock.com
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.com
From Classical to Rock – with Nancy Wilson, Miljenko Matijevic, Chris Broderick
From Classical to Rock – Performs Bach to Mars Classical Medley (Raw Live feed)
From Classical to Rock – with John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls