El Camino College - Center for the Arts - 2015-16

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El Camino College • Fine Arts Division

Center for the Arts

2015-16 47TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Jessica Kondrath | The Movement

Carmen Bradford

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Nikita Mndoyants


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No Refunds • No Exchanges Theatre poster designs by Yuko Shimada, ECC Class of 2016

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing equal opportunity in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex (including sexual harassment), race, color, gender, physical or mental disability, or retaliation.

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Welcome to the

2015-16

SEASON Dear Friends, Welcome to the 47th Anniversary Season of the Center for the Arts at El Camino College. It is my pleasure to invite you to our campus to enjoy our upcoming 2015-16 Season events. Building on the rich history of the Center for the Arts at El Camino College, we have put together a season that will entertain, delight, inform and educate our campus community, as well as the community members who have supported the Center for the Arts throughout the years. The Center for the Arts is a bridge between El Camino College’s talented and dedicated faculty, students, and the South Bay communities. In addition to the gallery exhibitions, performing ensembles and presentations in music, theatre, art, speech, film and dance, we have a roster of talented El Camino College faculty performing on our Resident Artist Series, as well as a host of world-class guest artists and ensembles. Since the Center for the Arts is part of the Fine Arts Division of El Camino College, we are proud to offer a Master Class Series to our Fine Arts students in which students interact with many of our talented guest artists. Students have the valuable opportunity to work one-on-one in a master class setting and attend lectures and demonstrations presented by world-class artists who are part of our performance season. Please take time to view our calendar of upcoming events and join us often for exciting music presentations, theatre productions, dance performances, art gallery exhibitions, film screenings and more. We look forward to sharing the unique joy of live performance with you! Best wishes,

Rick F. Christophersen Director, Center for the Arts

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SEPTEMBER 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

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Jessica Kondrath

JESSICA KONDRATH & AMY ALLEN

Sharing the Spotlight: Two Great Choreographers, One Exciting Evening! September 11 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $18 | M JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT explores the intimate connection between movement and the musical score. It is her choreographic interest to craft a visual representation of the score so that the audience may experience the music visually as well as aurally. AMY ALLEN | DANCING IN THE LIGHT Enjoy an eclectic combination of choreographic works including live performance and dance film compositions that bring a unique perspective to dance on camera. Incorporating storyline, comedy, and dynamic movement, these pieces expand and modernize traditional choreographic methods creating something both artistic and entertaining guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Amy Allen

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KYUNG EUN CHOI, cello

w/ KIRILL GLIADKOVSKY, guest pianist September 12 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15 | M Kyung Eun Choi is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the new generation of young Korean classical musicians and has enjoyed great success for her cello performances in competitions worldwide. Program to include: Debussy’s Cello Sonata, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata and Elliot Carter’s Cello Sonata.

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LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET A Night of Spanish Romance

September 24 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26 | M The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from bluegrass to Bach. As a special treat tonight, they will be joined by a troupe of fabulous dancers from LA Flamenco and mesmerizing mezzo-soprano, Janelle DeStefano. Their performance will include: El Baile De Luíz Alonzo by Gerónimo Giménez, Introduction and Fandango by Luigi Boccherini, La Soirée Dans Grenade by Claude Debussy, Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet, Siete Canciónes Populares Españolas by Manuel De Falla and culminating with a dramatic production of Manuel de Falla’s ballet El Amor Brujo. A riveting tale of love and sorcery, this spellbinding work brings the passion of Spain’s Gypsy spirit to life in A Night of Spanish Romance.

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OCTOBER 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

STUDENT 1-ACT PLAYS

Ron Scarlata, Faculty Adviser October 9 & 10 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C A full evening of exciting and diversified student-directed plays presented in the intimacy of the Campus Theatre. Students, actors, directors and playwrights who have participated in previous “Student One-Act Plays” have been recognized for “outstanding achievement” by judges from the American College Theatre Festival. THE WHOLE SHEBANG by Rich Orloff directed by Blaise Avery

THIS IS A TEST by Stephen Gregg directed by Maya Hardison

THE QUIET PLACE by Eddie Kennedy directed by William Boschelli

EL CAMINO IMPROV TROUPE directed by Rita Chavdarian

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CARMEN BRADFORD & FRIENDS October 9 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $24 | M Carmen Bradford sang with the Count Basie Orchestra from 1982-1990. Since that time, she has been involved in a wide variety of musical activities. She has recorded with George Benson, Dori Caymmi, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She toured Europe with the David Murray Big Band, performed the songs of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with flutist James Newton, and sang in concerts with the Doc Severinsen Orchestra. Program to include big blues and jazz standards from the Great American Songbook featuring Ms. Bradford and her Jazz Trio.

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NIKITA MNDOYANTS Piano

October 30 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26 | M

Nikita Mndoyants is an internationally acclaimed pianist, finishing among the top six in the 2013 Cliburn Competition, 36 years after his father also won a Cliburn prize. Mndoyants gave his first public recital when he was 10, and one year later released his first recording of a live performance at the Sibelius Academy Concert Hall in Helsinki. Since then, he has toured throughout Europe, China, Israel, Russia, and the United States. He continues to earn praise for his playing that is “exciting, individualistic, vibrant, and full of dynamic and tonal detail.” Performance to include: Haydn’s Sonata in E Major, Hob XVI No. 31; Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23 “Appassionata” in f minor, Op. 57; and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7 in B flat Major. Op. 83.

LYSISTRATA

A comedy adapted by Ellen McLaughlin Inspired by the play by Aristophanes Directed by Jerry Prell October 30 & 31 @ 8 p.m. November 6 & 7 @ 8 p.m. November 8 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $15 | C Written by Aristophanes and originally performed in classical Athens in 411 B.C., Lysistrata is the comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War, as she convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace. Contains Adult Content and Language

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NOVEMBER 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

ECC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA November 7 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The ECC Symphony Orchestra is a college and community orchestra dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the finest traditional and contemporary orchestral literature. Directed by Dane Teter

ECC CONCERT BAND November 15 @ 3 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The ECC Concert Band is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the finest traditional and contemporary wind band literature. Directed by Dane Teter

LARRY LEACH Speech

November 19 @ 7 p.m. Tickets $15 | M African American Images In The Media: A look at portrayals, perceptions and effects. El Camino College Communication Studies Professor Larry Leach will discuss how the perceptions and portrayals of African Americans significantly influence the evaluations of African Americans in general.

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ECC CONCERT JAZZ BAND November 20 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M This is a competitive large jazz ensemble designed to prepare more advanced music students for professional working musical situations. Repertoire focuses on a variety of big band stylistic periods with a central focus on contemporary jazz big band arrangements. Directed by Alan Chan

FALL DANCE CONCERT

Liz Hoefner Adamis & Daniel Berney, Faculty Advisers November 19 @ 1 p.m. November 20 & 21 @ 8 p.m. November 22 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $15 | C Students in El Camino College’s Dance Department will showcase their skill in the fall advanced dance concert, “Dancing Between the Lines.” The show features choreography of guest artist John Pennington, artistic director of Pennington Dance Group, students and faculty members, including Daniel Berney, Liz Hoefner Adamis, Jennifer La Curan, Valerie Cabag and Michelle Funderburk.

ECC STUDIO JAZZ BAND November 30 @ at 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | H Studio Jazz Band is El Camino College’s preparatory jazz ensemble. This ensemble focuses on introducing intermediate music students to the standard big band repertoire, section playing, ensemble blend, and developing stylistic jazz interpretation skills. Directed by David Sills

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DECEMBER 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE December 3 @ 1 & 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C The El Camino College Dance Department will present “Body Language,” a showcase featuring the work of intermediate and beginning choreography students. Many genres will be represented as students dance ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop.

MESSIAH SING-ALONG

w/ Orchestra & Professional Soloists December 4 @ 7:30 p.m. | FREE | C The annual Messiah Sing-Along packs the house every year and YOU are the chorus! Come sing or sit back and enjoy the concert. Bring your own score or pick one up at the door. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

ECC CONCERT CHOIR/ MIXED CHORUS December 5 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C

SOUTH BAY CHILDREN’S CHOIR The ECC Concert Choir and Mixed Chorus are the college’s non-auditioned beginning ensembles, which primarily function in on-campus performances and aid the students in the development of their vocal instruments. The ensembles provide students an opportunity to sing all styles of choral literature. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

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“Memories & Visions” December 6 @ 4 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M Co-founded by artistic director Diane Simons and Jane Hardester, the South Bay Children’s Choir has been in residence at ECC since 1996. The choir will present “Memories & Visions,” a concert of traditional songs from the past and inspiring songs looking to the future.

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LO TECH, NO TECH December 7 & 8 @ 7 p.m. Tickets $10 | M

ECC CHORALE December 6 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C The El Camino College Chorale, the college’s premier choral group, is an ensemble that provides students an opportunity to sing all styles of choral literature and participate in musical festivals and tours.

The Lo-Tech, No-Tech concerts are final showings from all El Camino College fall dance classes. Choreography is created by instructors, and students in each class perform the final dances. Technical aspects are minimalized to showcase dance genres, including ballet, modern, jazz, African, tap, ballroom, Latin social dance, hip-hop and beginning dance.

Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

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ECC OPERA WORKSHOP December 10 @ 6 & 8 p.m. Tickets $10 | C

NUTCRACKER December 19 & 20 @ 2 p.m. Tickets $33 Adults $22 Children (12 and under) | M Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen and assistant director Elijah Pressman, nationally known South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection for savvy ballet audiences who are looking for impeccably trained artists and a creative, accessible interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Grandmother Clara tells the story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming a lush and vivid fantasy of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes his beautiful, grown-up ballerina–and isn’t that every girl’s Christmas wish?

The Opera Workshop performs selected scenes from opera and musical theatre repertoire. Students develop vocal, musical, and dramatic skills through the research, rehearsal, and performance of selected scenes.

Choreography by Charles Maple

Directed by Victoria Muto

Photo by Anointed Souls Images

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FEBRUARY 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

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CENTRAL AVENUE DANCE Hosted by ECC Dance Faculty Member, Daniel Berney February 20 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $18 | M

The Central Avenue Dance Ensemble is a multi-aged performance group led by Chester Whitmore. Its mission is to perpetuate and promote American vernacular dances of the 20th century. The group aims to show the connections between dance forms from generation to generation and their connection to music and cabaret; to show how American vernacular dances were influenced by African dance and were shaped by spirituality and slavery (liturgical dance) as well as molded by rhythm and music (tap dance and salsa). They express the infectious healing qualities of dance to educate and spread the joy of dance.

RUMORS

By Neil Simon February 26 & 27 @ 8 p.m. March 4 & 5 @ 8 p.m. March 6 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $15 | C Four well-to-do couples are invited to the 10th anniversary celebration of Charlie and Myra Brock. When they arrive, they find a rapidly developing set of unexpected, unlikely, and disturbing circumstances. Suddenly, eight successful professionals become scrambling lunatics running for cover, and turning on each other at a moment’s notice. Contains Adult Content and Language

ECC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA February 27 @ 8 p.m. Tickets $10 | M

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MARCH 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

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LOS ANGELES PERCUSSION QUARTET

JILL GROVE

March 4 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $24 | M

March 9 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $24 | M

The Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) has forged a distinct identity as a world-class contemporary chamber music ensemble that is dedicated to commissioning and presenting new works for percussion quartets. Members Nick Terry, Matt Cook, Justin DeHart, and Cory Hills joined together to create a classical percussion ensemble that would champion the important contributions of 20th century West Coast composers while collaborating with local artists to continue the tradition of innovation and exploration.

Renowned for her distinctive dramatic voice and passionate artistry, American mezzo-soprano Jill Grove has won critical raves throughout the United States and Europe for her distinguished portrayals of the heroines of German and Italian opera. She is equally at home with the world’s leading orchestras and in recital. Program to include selected arias and art songs.

SPRING DANCE CONCERT March 31 @ 1 p.m. | April 1& 2 @ 8 p.m. Tickets $15 | M This performance will showcase dance styles such as tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, and hip hop performed by El Camino College’s dance students.

Mezzo-Soprano

SOUTH BAY CHILDREN’S CHOIR

20th Anniversary – “Echoes and Encores” March 20 @ 4 p.m. Tickets $12 Adults $7 Children (12 & Under) | M

A reunion concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the South Bay Children’s Choir featuring the current choir and former singers as guest performers.

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APRIL 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

DANE TETER & JON MINEI April 1 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15 | C A concert of chamber music for guitar and woodwinds presented by ECC faculty members Dane Teter, Jon Minei, and Kenner Bailey. Program to include solo works from each artist, as well as movements from Claude Bolling’s Picnic Suite, Brett Pierce’s Shades of Ebony, and Ibert’s Histoires.

ECC CHORALE April 3 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C An auditioned ensemble, the Chorale provides an opportunity for students to participate in a small, 30-voice chamber chorale ensemble. Choral literature of all styles is performed, including folk songs and show tunes.

JAZZ FESTIVAL April 2 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15 | C Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Christopher Mello, professor of jazz at ECC, this concert features jazz performances in styles ranging from swing to contemporary, to Latin and funk. Performers include ECC Studio Jazz Band, ECC Concert Jazz Band, invited music faculty, and special guest artists.

ECC COMBINED JAZZ BANDS April 9 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The El Camino College Studio Jazz Band and Concert Jazz Band will combine to offer a spring concert of exciting jazz favorites. David Sills and Alan Chan will direct this special event.

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Ron Scarlata, Artistic Director April 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 @ 8 p.m. April 17 & 24 @ 3 p.m. | May 1 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $25 Adults | $18 Children (ages 5-12) | C “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. 13

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EL CAMINO COLLEGE FINE ARTS DIVISION

April 22 @ 5 p.m. | Fine Arts Division | FREE

The open house showcases all departments within the Fine Arts Division: music, film, communication studies, art, photography, dance and theatre. The purpose of the open house is not only for students to show their work, but also to show future students what the Fine Arts Division at El Camino College offers. For more info, contact the Fine Arts Division Office at 310-660-3715.

OPEN HOUSE

POLLI CHAMBERS-SALAZAR & CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN Piano April 23 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15 | M

El Camino College faculty member and pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar has performed across the United States and Canada. She has received awards in many competitions, including the Simon-Fiset Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition. Joined by pianist Christopher Brennan, this duo piano recital will include: Bedrich Smetana, The Moldau; Sergei Rachmaninoff, Suite No. 1 for 2 Pianos; a solo work written by ECC faculty composer Patrick Schulz and Gustav Holst, The Planets, Op. 32.

ECC CONCERT JAZZ BAND April 29 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M Diana Crossman

Francesca Bishop

BISHOP/CROSSMAN Speech

April 28 @ 2 p.m. | Tickets $15 | M El Camino College’s Communication Studies faculty Francesca Bishop and Diana Crossman will be debating a current issue in contemporary society in a “students vs. teachers” panel format.

Concert Jazz Band is a competitive large ensemble designed to prepare advanced music students for careers in professional musical settings. Repertoire focuses on a variety of big band style periods, with a central focus on contemporary jazz big band arrangements. Directed by Alan Chan

Featured Artists

ADASKIN TRIO

w/Oboist Thomas Gallant April 30 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $20 | M

The Adaskin String Trio has won over audiences internationally with exuberant and stirring performances. Formed in 1994, the trio performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada. The trio is named in honor of Murray Adaskin, one of Canada’s most loved and respected composers, and two of his brothers, violinist Harry Adaskin and producer and music educator John Adaskin. Program to include works by Mozart, Beethoven, and J.C. Bach.

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MAY 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

ECC STUDIO JAZZ BAND May 2 @ 8 p.m. Tickets $10 | H

The Concert Band is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the finest traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

Studio Jazz Band is El Camino College’s preparatory jazz ensemble. This ensemble focuses on introducing intermediate music students to the standard big band repertoire, section playing, ensemble blend, and developing stylistic jazz interpretation skills.

Directed by Dane Teter

Directed by David Sills

ECC CONCERT BAND May 1 @ 3 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

A semester-ending performance featuring the choreography of beginning- and intermediate-level student works under the guidance of ECC dance May 5 @ 1 & 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C faculty members Liz Adamis and Jennifer La Curan.

CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE

ECC ORCHESTRA, CHORALE, CONCERT CHOIR, & MIXED CHORUS May 7 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M ECC Orchestra will combine with the ECC Chorale, Concert Choir and Mixed Chorus, to perform A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Don’t miss this night of musical collaboration. The Requiem is a large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, and soprano and baritone soloists. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

LO TECH, NO TECH

ECC OPERA WORKSHOP

May 9 & 10 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

May 12 @ 6 & 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C

A semester-ending performance of ECC dance technique class final presentations including all levels of theatrical, world, and social dance styles hosted by ECC dance faculty member Daniel Berney.

The Opera Workshop performs selected scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre repertoire. They develop vocal, musical, and dramatic skills through the research, rehearsal, and performance of selected scenes.

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JUNE/JULY 2015-2016 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

ERIN WOOD Soprano June 22 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15 | C

VALERIE STERN

Music for Two Pianos June 8 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15 | C Duo piano recital featuring ECC faculty member, Valerie Stern with guest pianist Karen Spurney. Program to include works by classical composers George Gershwin and Aaron Copland, as well as contemporary artist, Queen, arranged for duo piano.

KARIN JENSEN & MANDALA DANCEWORKS July 9 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $18 | M An Evening of Middle Eastern Dance (AEOMED) Karin Jensen and Mandala DanceWorks return to the Marsee Auditorium with an all-star cast including Helena Vlahos, Princess Farhana, Tamara Henna, Isis Siren Sekhmet plus many more. Indulge in a sensory experience with a variety of ethnic dance forms ranging from the traditional to the avant garde.

Acclaimed soprano and ECC faculty member Erin Wood with pianist Kenner Bailey celebrate the arc of a woman’s life, including the many facets of youth, love, motherhood and old age. Wood has been praised for her portrayals of Verdi and Wagner heroines featuring her “soaring soprano,” “immense voice full of grit at the bottom and transcendent radiance at the top,” and “volcanic outpouring of sound that was thrilling to behold.” This recital includes art songs, arias and theater songs, including Robert Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42, which translates to “A Woman’s Love and Life.”

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DISCOVERY WORLD

Explore Worlds of Wonder

2015

THE REAL WORLD OF NEW ZEALAND Rick Howard

Monday, September 14, 2015 Two spectacular islands offer the visitor an entire gamut of action, adventure, history and beauty.

PACIFIC COAST TOP TO BOTTOM Bob DeLoss

Monday, September 28, 2015 Between the Mexican and Canadian borders lie some of the world’s most impressive coastlines, forests, and mountains with rivers untamed and wild.

NATURAL WONDERS OF THE NORTHEAST COAST—VIRGINIA BEACH TO MAINE John Holod

Monday, October 12, 2015 This 1,500-mile adventure begins in busy Virginia Beach and ends at the Maine/Canada border. This is a true adventure!

PEARLS OF THE CARIBBEAN Marlin Darrah

Monday, October 26, 2015 The Caribbean features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world – from beaches to forests to mountains.

ARCTIC ABOVE, ARCTIC BELOW Adam Ravetch

Monday, November 9, 2015 After shooting beneath the Arctic ice cap, Ravetch was rewarded with some of his most fantastic cinematic images and spectacular films.

TULIPS, WINDMILLS & A CHRISTMAS CRUISE (CHRISTMAS IN EUROPE) Clint Denn Monday, November 23, 2015 From Prague to Nuremberg to the Main-Danube canal, then crossing the continental divide to continue our exciting trip through the heart of Europe to Budapest, Hungary.

TICKET PRICING INFORMATION: General Admission – Full Season: $84 | Half-Season: $42 | Single Tickets: $8 Senior Citizens, Students with valid ID & Children – Full Season: $72 | Half-Season: $36 | Single Tickets: $7

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TRAVEL SERIES …right here at home!

2016

INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION Don Van Polen Monday, February 8, 2016 Over 200 years ago, the Lewis & Clark expedition headed west “Into the Unknown” - it was one of the most exciting events in American history.

THE REAL WORLD OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Rick Howard

Monday, February 22, 2016 Travel from San Diego to San Francisco including Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Safari Park, Capistrano Mission, Santa Monica’s gambling ships Rex and Tango, and more!

EGYPT’S TREASURES & CRUISING THE NILE Clint Denn

Monday, March 7, 2016 Cruise the historic Nile River to discover the mysteries of this cradle of civilization.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES Stan Walsh

Monday, March 21, 2016 The stage is set for high adventure in this “Grand Tour” as we travel the globe with a group of prominent photo journalists. This legacy program is armchair adventuring at its best!

REDISCOVERING ANCIENT AMERICA Gray Warriner

Monday, April 4, 2016 Travel across the U.S. and back in time to rediscover the ancient America found in our own backyards!

SHIPWRECKED ON THE GREAT LAKES Peter Rowe

Monday, April 18, 2016 This is the story of Ned Myers, the 24-year-old CanadianAmerican sailor who was one of the few survivors of the shipwreck of two warships in August 1813.

Each film is shown Mondays at 3:00 & 7:30 p.m. in the Marsee Auditorium. Visit our website at www.CenterForTheArts.org for full film descriptions.

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EL CAMINO COLLEGE

Art Gallery BODY OF WATER

A multi-faceted look at H2O from drought to deluge:

August 24 – September 17, 2015 Reception: September 3 from 7-9 p.m. Artist’s Lecture: September 8 at 1 p.m. Mariona Barkus, Catherine Bennaton, Garrett M. Brown, Michael Davis, Christel Dillbohner, Candice Gawne, Suvan Geer, Moses Hacmon, Robin Hextrum, Connie Jenkins, Dewitt Jones, Sant Khalsa, Margaret Lazzari, Poli Marichal, Nancy Mooslin, Ann Page, Felicia Page, Victor Raphael, Marianne Sadowski, Carol Saindon, Anne Scheid, Olga Seem, Cory Sewelson, Gina Stepaniuk

Dewitt Jones

The exhibition celebrates the eternal beauty and essentiality of water while striving to bring awareness of the increasing scarcity of H2O on planet earth. In this group of 20 artists, there are painters, printmakers, photographers, videographers and more, each presenting a unique vision of the huge importance of water.

BINOCULAR: DAVID JORDAN WILLIAMS Photographer and Graphic Designer

October 5 – 29, 2015 Reception: October 8 from 7-9 p.m. Artist’s Lecture: October 13 at 1 p.m.

David Jordan Williams

David Jordan Williams is both a photographer and a graphic designer. His approach ranges from macro to micro, from straightforward photography to layered digital imagery and from landscape and architecture to human figures and faces. This exhibition includes photographic images, video and realized design projects from Williams Studio, where “art and business travel together.”

FACULTY SHOW

Works by El Camino College Art Department and Photography Department Faculty November 16 – December 9, 2015 Reception: November 19 from 5-8 p.m. Artist’s Lecture: November 24 at 1 p.m. The annual faculty show presents the current work of Art Department and Photography Department faculty members. Each faculty member is invited to exhibit up to three pieces of his/her choice.

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Russell McMillin


ART GALLERY HOURS: (located in building Art B)

SUSANNA MEIERS, Director / Curator MICHAEL LEWIS MILLER, Exhibition Manager

Monday and Tuesday.............9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday......Noon – 8 p.m. Friday ....................................Closed (Gallery will be closed for Spring Break March 12-18, 2016)

ADMISSION IS FREE

$3 parking permit is required (General/Student Lots only) For information, call 310-660-3010

Visit the Gallery Web page at www.ElCamino.edu/ArtGallery

HONEYBEE

Pollination and Perfidy

January 19 – February 12, 2016 Reception: January 28 from 7-9 p.m. Artist’s Lecture: February 2 at 1 p.m. Jennifer Angus, Terry Arena, James Griffith, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Sant Khalsa, Lauren Kasmer, Nancy Macko, Sarah Perry, Sonia Romero, Laura Stickney

James Griffith

As pesticides and parasites threaten the honeybee population of the globe, artists respond to this situation in a variety of ways—from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and digital media. This exhibition celebrates the wonder of the bee and bee society, as well as recognizing the potential planetary danger of major honeybee die-off.

KEIKO FUKAZAWA/CULTURE CLASH A mid-career retrospective

February 29 – March 31, 2016 Reception: March 3 from 7-9 p.m. Artist’s Lecture: March 8 at 1 p.m. Ceramist Keiko Fukazawa makes startling works in which images from different cultures collide. For instance, her graffiti series utilizes large clay vessels that have been broken apart and then decorated with a combination of graffiti, Japanese calligraphy and traditional erotic Japanese painting. The shards are then reassembled into striking plates and urns.

Keiko Fukazawa

STUDENT SHOW

Current work by El Camino College Art & Photo Students April 18 – May 5, 2016 FINE ARTS DIVISION OPEN HOUSE: April 22 from 5-8 p.m. Each year the El Camino College Art Gallery is proud to present a showcase of the current student body’s output. All of the works in this Previous Student Show exhibition are selected by instructors in the art and photo departments as some of the best examples of student work presently being produced at the college. The Student Show includes a variety of art works fabricated in a wide range of media. The exhibit provides a unique glimpse into the educational and aesthetic philosophy advocated by the El Camino College Art Department and illustrates a diversity characteristic of the contemporary art world.

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2015-16 EVENTS CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 2015 11 12 14 24 28

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DECEMBER

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Jessica Kondrath & Amy Allen Kyung Eun Choi Discovery World Travel Series* Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Discovery World Travel Series*

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8 pm 8 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 3 & 7:30 pm

$18 $15 $8 $26 $8

Student One Acts Carmen Bradford & Friends Student One Acts Discovery World Travel Series* Beach Cities Symphony Discovery World Travel Series* Lysistrata Nikita Mndoyants Lysistrata

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8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8:15 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm

$10 $24 $10 $8 FREE $8 $15 $26 $15

Lysistrata Lysistrata ECC Symphony Orchestra Lysistrata Discovery World Travel Series* ECC Concert Band Fall Dance Concert Larry Leach Fall Dance Concert ECC Concert Jazz Band Fall Dance Concert Fall Dance Concert Discovery World Travel Series* ECC Studio Jazz Band

C C M C M M C M C M C C M H

8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 3 pm 1 pm 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm

$15 $15 $10 $15 $8 $10 $15 $15 $15 $10 $15 $15 $8 $10

Choreography Showcase Messiah Sing-Along ECC Concert Choir/Mixed Chorus South Bay Children’s Choir ECC Chorale Lo Tech/No Tech Dance Lo Tech/No Tech Dance ECC Opera Workshop Nutcracker Nutcracker

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1 & 7 pm 7:30 pm 8 pm 4 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 6 & 8 pm 2 pm 2 pm

$10 FREE $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $33/$22 $33/$22

Beach Cities Symphony

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FREE

Discovery World Travel Series* Central Avenue Dance Discovery World Travel Series* Rumors Rumors ECC Symphony Orchestra

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3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm

$8 $18 $8 $15 $15 $10

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M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall

MARCH

Fri. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun. Mon. Thu.

Rumors Los Angeles Percussion Quartet Rumors Rumors Discovery World Travel Series* Jill Grove Beach Cities Symphony South Bay Children’s Choir Discovery World Travel Series* Spring Dance Concert

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8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 8:15 pm 4 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 1 pm

$15 $24 $15 $15 $8 $24 FREE $12/$7 $8 $15

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Dane Teter & Jon Minei Spring Dance Concert Spring Dance Concert Jazz Festival ECC Chorale Discovery World Travel Series* ECC Combined Jazz Bands Into the Woods Into the Woods Discovery World Travel Series* Into the Woods Open House Into the Woods Polli Chambers-Salazar Into the Woods Bishop/Crossman ECC Concert Jazz Band Into the Woods Into the Woods Adaskin Trio & Thomas Gallant

C M M C C M M C C M C Campus C M C M M C C M

8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 5 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 pm 2 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm

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3 pm 3 pm 8 pm 1 & 7pm 8 pm

$10 $25/$18 $10 $10 $10

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ECC Concert Band Into the Woods ECC Studio Jazz Band Choreography Showcase ECC Orchestra, Chorale, Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus Lo Tech/No Tech Dance Lo Tech/No Tech Dance ECC Opera Workshop Beach Cities Symphony

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7 pm 7 pm 6 & 8 pm 8:15 pm

$10 $10 $10 FREE

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Valerie Stern Erin Wood

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8 pm 8 pm

$15 $15

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Karin Jensen

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8 pm

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* See pages 17-18 for more information on Discovery World Travel Series films, including titles and subjects. www.CenterForTheArts.org

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