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Opus 88 and Select Strings Foundation is proud to present “From Classical to Rock a place where platinum selling rock stars together with world-renowned classical musicians, taking you on a journey from 17th century to the modern hits of today, all in the spirit of benefiting public schools. An incredible evening of world renowned rock stars and classical musicians came together for a star studded event to benefit Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools on March 26th at the Norris Theater. The Classic to Rock concert raised over $50,000 for our schools.
 

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"From Classic to Rock" Raises $50,000 for PVPUSD Public Schools

$50,000 Raised for public schools by Award Winning Rock Stars and Classical Musicians during the “From Classic to Rock” concert event in March 2016


LOS ANGELES, CA (June 16, 2016) - Opus 88 and Select Strings Foundation are proud to present the Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) a donation in the amount of $50,000 as a result of the “From Classic to Rock” concert event benefiting Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools that was held on March 26, 2016.

"From Classic to Rock" was an intimate concert that brought together platinum selling rock stars with world-renowned classical musicians. The special event consisted of a one-of-a-kind concert, auction, and an epic red carpet after-party! Musicians involved with the event contributed their time, energy and musical talents to support programming funded by PEF including school music, art, physical education, library and 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. The PVPUSD schools receive less funding per student than nearly all other districts in Los Angeles County. (for more information on Peninsula Education Foundation go to:
www.pvpef.org)

CONCERT PERFORMERS:

Stone Temple Pilots
Chester Bennington from Linkin Park
Gary Wright
(Multi platinum artist and writer of Dream Weaver and Love is Alive)
Yutong
(Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra)
Stan Sharp
(Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra)
Marten Andersson
(Lizzy Borden and George Lynch)
Chas West
(Bonham and Foreigner)
Monte Pittman
(Madonna and Solo Artist)
Jane Lee
(Accomplished songwriter/pianist)
Lauren Mayhew
(Singer/Actress)

Extraordinary Guest Musicians:
Christopher Lennertz,
Stephen Chesney, Grant Fisher, Benjamin Zelico, Joi Simpson, Trameka Richardson, Sean Bart and the Peninsula high school choir


EVENT SPONSORS:
PREMIER SPONSOR ($10,000):
BMW
GOLD SPONSORS ($5,000):
Palos Verdes School Gardens & Samual Adams
BRONZE SPONSOR ($2,000): Trump National Golf Club
IN-KIND SPONSORS: JBL, Cobblestone Wine, Castle Rock Winery, Blue Ice Vodka, Diabolo, Depot Restaurant, Locale 90 Pizza Market, Shazam, and Traveling Guitar Foundation

EVENT PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS:
CONCERT PRODUCERS: Marten Andersson, Robert DeLeo, Yutong, Stan Sharp and Chester Bennington
EVENT PRODUCERS: Amy Friedman, Matthew Smith, Michael Shafer and John LaBreche
MEDIA, MARKETING, PR & EVENT MANAGEMENT CONTACT: Amy Friedman at amymfriedman@aol.com
VIP & VENDOR SPONSORSHIPS: Jennifer Mentesana
EVENT ADVERTISING: Kristin Borden
AUCTION PRODUCTION: Danielle Merchant and Debbie Popovich
TICKETING & EVENT MERCHANDISE: Matt Smith & John LaBreche
PHOTOGRAPHY: Cynthia Halverson

WEBSITE: www.fromclassictorock.com
SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.facebook.com/fromclassictorock and www.twitter.com/classictorock

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