EBS rocker Mårten Andersson co-produce the second “From Classical To Rock” benefit concert featuring Classical musicians, members from Goo Goo Dolls, Heart, Steelheart, Ex-Megadeth, Prong and Student orchestra – Hosted by celebrity bass player Randy Jackson.
LOS ANGELES, CA (March, 2018) – After last year’s incredible success of “From Classical to Rock”, long time EBS rocker Mårten Andersson and his Classical to Rock team has joined forces with the non-profit 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, Nancy Wilson of Heart, alongside “From 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 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 headliner John Rzeznik, host Randy Jackson, special guest artists include 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), Mårten Andersson (Steelheart, Lynch Mob, Lizzy Borden), Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance), acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp (Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra) and many more.
From Classical to Rock co-founder/co-producer Mårten Andersson: “I am so honored and proud to co-produce yet 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 (nonprofit) school who gives talented low income, minorities a change 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 performing arts in Orange County.
*Line-Up Subject to Change; Additional Special Guests TBA
John Rzeznik (frontman of the Goo Goo Dolls)
Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Hosted by Randy Jackson – Producer, bassist, American Idol judge
Lynn Harrell – Renowned Cellist
Monte Pittman (Madonna’s long-time guitarist, studio musician and member of Prong)
Miljenko Matijevic – Lead Singer, Steelheart and The Doors
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