The Music of Led Zeppelin is an exciting celebration of the legendary group’s timeless tunes presented by The Windborne Symphony and a Rock band at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Saturday, October 18, 8:00 PM. The production also features guest conductor Brent Havens and vocalist Randy Jackson. Tickets, which range from $60-$24, are now on sale at the CCPA Ticket Office, www.cerritoscenter.com , or by calling (562) 467-8818. The $60 tickets are sold out.
Bridging the gulf between Rock ‘n’ Roll and Classical music, THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN pays tribute to the legendary band, whose hits Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker, Immigrant Song, and Black Dog helped earn the group the top spot on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists” of all time. The works of Led Zeppelin, whom The New York Times has deemed “the granddaddy of Heavy Metal,” take on a rich orchestral edge as the 50-piece THE WINDBORNE SYMPHONY and a full Rock band deliver a note-for-note interpretation of the band’s songs.
The production has played to wide acclaim in Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; Jacksonville, Florida; and Buffalo, New York. The project’s appeal is largely due to the music’s authenticity. When the concept was first discussed in 1994, conductor-arranger BRENT HAVENS wanted to stay true to the original, familiar elements of Led Zeppelin’s sound. Havens, who trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, transcribed Led Zeppelin hits from 10 original albums, following exact line arrangements and using the orchestra solely for enhancement. The result is a symphonic-Rock hybrid production - enhanced by elaborate arena-concert lighting - that has delighted fans.
The lead guitarist-songwriter-vocalist for the Rock band Zebra, RANDY JACKSON - whose voice has long been likened to Led Zeppelin’s lead singer Robert Plant - belts out the hits in this orchestral-Rock tribute. Jackson’s first foray into recording success began with the self-titled Zebra debut album, released on Atlantic Records in 1983. Critically acclaimed for its lush Rock sounds, due in large part to Jackson’s searing lead vocals and soaring guitar leads, the album became the fastest selling debut record in Atlantic Records’ history at the time. The Jackson-penned single Who’s Behind the Door garnered serious notice in the press and was instrumental in forming legions of Zebra fans almost instantly.
Tickets are now on sale for The Music of Led Zeppelin at the CCPA. For tickets or more information, call (562) 467-8818 or go to www.cerritoscenter.com