Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Red Rock Ballet presents HEART OF STORM Debut July 24th & 25th

By Karen Ostlund
On stage in smoke-effect, left Derek Sherinian, Gregg Bissonette, Brent Woods, Tony Franklyn, Brandon Fields and Doug Aldrich

The  symphonic rock musicians behind "Heart of Storm" are all from California and Nevada:
Derek Sherinian as music director and keyboards performer, Gregg Bissonette on drums, Doug Aldrich as a solo guitar, Brent Woods with rhythm guitar, and Brandon Fields on a saxophone, who explained during the dress-rehearsal:
"We are not dancing ourselves - we are the live musicians on stage"
"All dancers travel from Europe and are part of the Russian Ballet, and we hope it will be the beginning of a long-running tour with them - The idea comes from our soon-to-be release CD with the same name HEART OF STORM"
 Presented by Red Rock Ballet with support from JNCS, HEART OF STORM–the internationally acclaimed live rock concert and Russian ballet–will make its debut to U.S. audiences on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles (842 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014). Visit,
HEART OF STORM will offer American rock and ballet fans the chance to view these shows in their entirety with complimentary tickets, only on July 24 and July 25. For complimentary tickets and show details, fans can email:
A sonic and visual feast fusing Russian ballet and a live rock concert with symphonic touches, HEART OF STORM formed when rock musicians including renowned keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), drummer Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, Electric Light Orchestra), lead guitar Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Revolution Saints), bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers) and rhythm guitarist Brent Woods(Warrant, Sebastian Bach) and alto saxophonist Brandon Fields(Tower Of Power, George Benson) came together with an original post rock instrumental composition. The music needed a strong visual and the group teamed with the young and talented Russian-Korean choreographer Stas Tsoy.The result is HEART OF STORM an explosive and theatrical rock ballet extravaganza.
“When I first heard about the idea about combining rock and ballet I was intrigued,” says lead guitarist Doug Aldrich. “I’ve been rehearsing with a killer band that Derek (Sherinian) put together for this show, and it’s seriously cool, more of a perfect match than I could have ever expected. With the ballet it’s combining two important arts and still very Rock n’ Roll. I’m excited for this show.”
This hybrid progressive rock concert fused with stunning, young Russian ballet talent–spanning the Bolshoi Theatre, Swan Lake and the Nutcrackerinherits the tradition of classical ballet, while charting new territory into live, emotional theater. U.S. audiences are invited to witness the short, tumultuous story of a young Major named Storm will take you to the depths of the labyrinth of Life, Death and Love.
HEART OF STORM is made possible with the support of Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS). JNCS is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that assists children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
Doors: 6:30 PM, Show begins: 8:00 PM
*Parking is available in four reserved lots next to
About Red Rock Ballet Inc.:Red Rock Ballet Inc. was incorporated by a group of international investors with a passion for rock music as well as contemporary ballet.

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