The Santa Cruz Symphony is thrilled to perform with Storm Large and her band in Lust, Love & Rock 'n Roll. From Frank Sinatra to Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, celebrate the hits from the ’30s to the ‘90s. Songs include I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Kashmir, and Somebody to Love.
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.
Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.
She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The NY Times called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star.
In the 2013/14 season Storm and her band, Le Bonheur, performed in many new cities around the country, including Las Vegas, Boston, Minneapolis in a evening called “Taken By Storm.” In June 2014, she appeared at the Ojai Festival with the exciting new orchestra, The Knights and the vocal ensemble Hudson Shad.
In the Fall of 2014, Storm & Le Bonheur released a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply, “Le Bonheur” and released on Pink Martini’s, Heinz Records, the recording will be a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted…much like the lady herself. Storm and her band will hit the road in support of this new release. Storm also makes her debut with The New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Houston Symphony and The RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin among others. Storm is also busy creating a new musical with The Public Theater in New York City.