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Laurie Rubin

Pennington Dance Group

Yekwon Sunwoo

2018-19 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Lynn McGrath

We Banjo 3

Joe Kye

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Welcome to the

2018-19

SEASON Stay Connected with El Camino College Dear Friends, Welcome to the 50th 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 2018-19 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 many community members who have enjoyed Center for the Arts presentations throughout the years. As many of you are aware, we launched our new ticketing system in August 2016. I am pleased to announce that we have completed an upgrade to the system that will give patrons an improved online experience, especially when using a mobile device or tablet. You will enjoy improved access to printable tickets, an option to receive e-tickets, a streamlined checkout process, and the ability to purchase and print campus parking permits. 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,

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SEPT/OCT 2018-2019 Season

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

LAURIE RUBIN, Mezzo-Soprano w/ Jennifer Taira, Piano

September 21 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M Mezzo-soprano and author of the book Do You Dream in Color: Insights from a Girl Without Sight, Laurie Rubin will take her audience on a journey of adventure, self-discovery, and the roller coaster toward identity. A concert with Laurie Rubin takes you out of the concert hall and into her living room. The program will include pieces by Liszt, Poulenc, Puccini, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more!

ECC FINE ARTS SPECTACULAR September 28 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | C The Fine Arts Division Spectacular features student work from each of our seven departments: art, communication studies, dance, film/video, music, photography, and theater. Experience the amazing variety of art created by ECC’s talented students!

DR. CRAIG SMITH

Guest Speaker: “Communication Skills in the Political World” October 2 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $24/$10 | M

PENNINGTON DANCE GROUP October 6 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $22/$10 | M Dr. Craig Smith is the author of 19 books and over 60 scholarly articles, many of them on First Amendment issues. During his lecture, Dr. Smith will share how he learned certain skill sets that allowed him to succeed in a political world, his success at CBS News and how he became a Presidential speechwriter. 4

Pennington Dance Group is committed to artistic excellence in creating, performing, and preserving the work of founding director John Pennington, and other contemporary and past dance artists. Collaborating with visual and performing artists of note, PDG creates and performs works that contain social, emotional, political, abstract, and scientific themes that appeal to a wide audience.

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OCTOBER 2018-2019 Season

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

YEKWON SUNWOO, Pianist October 12 @ at 8 p.m. Tickets $26/$10 | M

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRASS CONSORTIUM ”Leonard Bernstein at 100: A Celebration!”

Gold medalist of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-yearold pianist Yekwon Sunwoo will perform Ramble on Love from Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss); 4 Impromptus, D.935 (Schubert); Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 (Brahms).

October 7 @ 3 p.m. | Tickets $24/$10 | M As a composer, conductor, educator, and humanitarian, Bernstein is regarded as a singular figure in American cultural history. Join SCBC as we pay tribute to this great American icon of music! Hector Salazar, Artistic Director

STUDENT 1-ACT PLAYS

Ron Scarlata, Faculty Adviser October 11 @ 1 p.m October 12 & 13 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C A full evening of exciting and diversified studentdirected 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. THIS IS A TEST by Stephen Gregg directed by Claire Griswold

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL STORY by John Clancy directed by Kellen Slattery

‘TWAS BRILLIG by Frank D. Gilroy directed by Blessing Oluwole

NO MORE, MR. NICE GUY by Jonathan Rand directed by Alexa Ahn

WE BANJO 3

“An Evening of Irish and American Roots Music” October 20 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $28/$10 | M One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multi-award winning We Banjo 3 combines super group credentials with a breathtaking command of the emotive power of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. CenterForTheArts.org

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NOVEMBER 2018-2019 Season

VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall = Featured Artist The ECC Symphony Orchestra, Chorale and the South Bay Children’s Choir join forces for this holiday spectacular featuring the works of composer John Williams! Program will include music from Amistad, Empire of the Sun, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Home Alone, Saving Private Ryan, and more! Directed by Dane Teter, Joanna Nachef & Diane Simons

ECC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA November 3 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

OUR TOWN

by Thornton Wilder Presented under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Directed by Scott Alan Smith November 3, 9 & 10 @ 8 p.m. November 4 @ 3 p.m. November 8 @ 1 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 | C Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prizewinning masterpiece that tells the story of life at the turn of 20th century in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Heartwarming and groundbreaking, this classic American play is a joyous celebration of the beauty of ordinary life.

THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND & SOLDIERS’ CHORUS November 5 @ 8 p.m. | FREE (*Tickets will be available starting October 1, 2018) | M The 60-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus is the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals.

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ECC CONCERT JAZZ BAND

”Las Cucarachas Entran…” November 18 @ 3 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

ECC CONCERT BAND November 17 @ 8 p.m. Tickets $10 | M The ECC Concert Band will perform Bernstein; Candide Suite, Galante; Afterlife, Broughton; Silverado, Nestico; Salute to American Jazz, Chambers; The Rusty Bucket, Gillis; Variations on a Kitchen Sink. Directed by Dane Teter

FALL ADVANCED DANCE CONCERT November 29 @ 1 p.m. November 30 & December 1 @ 8 p.m. December 2 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 | C

Capturing the inspirations of music by Monk to Wonder, El Camino College’s contemporary big band will present a special program of inventive big band music by John Beasley, Thad Jones, Jim McNeely, and more. Directed by Alan Chan

ECC STUDIO JAZZ BAND November 30 @ at 8 p.m. Tickets $10 | M

The Fall Advanced Dance Concert features the choreographic works of one guest artist in the professional dance field, dance faculty members from ECC and several original works from current ECC choreography students. All guest, faculty and student works feature the current dancers participating in the El Camino College dance program. Many genres of dance will be represented, including ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, world dance, jazz and hip-hop. Directors and choreographers: Liz Hoefner Adamis, Jonathan Bryant & Jessica Kondrath

The El Camino College Studio Jazz Band, directed by David Sills, is a dynamic ensemble dedicated to the performance and preservation of classic, straight ahead jazz big band music. The ensemble performs arrangements from the great composers, arrangers and band leaders from the jazz tradition in the style of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Woody Herman and Gil Evans. Directed by David Sills

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DECEMBER 2018-2019 Season

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

ECC CONCERT CHOIR, MIXED CHORUS & CHORALE Holiday Choral Extravaganza

December 1 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The choral department will ring in the season with sounds of celebration in song. The first half will resonate with a major work and the second half will feature each choral group showcasing favorite holiday music. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

SOUTH BAY CHILDREN’S CHOIR “A New Year… Young Voices Rising” December 2 @ 4 p.m. | M Tickets: Adults $13 (presale) / $18 (door) Children $6 (presale) / $9 (door) The four ensembles in the South Bay Children’s Choir, with their beautiful and expressive vocal sound, present seasonal music, as well as time-proven classics that the audience is sure to enjoy. Directed by Diane Simons

ECC GUITAR ENSEMBLE December 4 @ 5 p.m. | Tickets $10 | H The guitar ensemble will perform literature from the Renaissance to the present, including music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, as well as Jazz and Rock styles. Directed by Jon Minei

CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE December 6 @ 1 & 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C

The Choreography Showcase features choreographic works from ECC students participating in four choreography classes offered in the fall. Many genres of dance will be represented in the performance, including ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, world, jazz and hip-hop.

MESSIAH SING-ALONG December 7 @ 7:30 p.m. | FREE | C The annual Messiah Sing-Along, featuring an orchestra and professional soloists, packs the house every year. Admission is FREE – you are the chorus! Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

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LO TECH, NO TECH

Hosted by Daniel Berney December 10 & 11 @ 7 p.m. Tickets $10 | M The Lo Tech, No Tech concerts are final showings from all dance classes offered in the fall semester. Technical aspects are minimal, and many dance genres are represented. Each night is a completely different performance!

ECC CHORALE December 9 @ 7 p.m. Tickets $10 | C A night of choral music presented by the premier El Camino College Chorale, featuring music from its fall concert tour and holiday favorites! Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

ECC OPERA WORKSHOP December 13 @ 8 p.m. Tickets $10 | C

El Camino College’s preeminent singer-actor ensemble will perform scenes from popular musicals, oratorios, operettas, and operas. Students advance their vocal, musical, and dramatic skills through research, rehearsal, and performances. Directed by Kevin Blickfeldt

THE NUTCRACKER December 15 & 16 @ 2 p.m. | Tickets $36 Adults / $24 Children (12 and under) | M The 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 of her faithful Nutcracker Prince escorting her to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she becomes a beautiful, grown-up ballerina. Directed by Diane Lauridsen and Elijah Pressman. Choreography by Charles Maple

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JANUARY 2018-2019 Season

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

ANTHONY CUOMO, Guest Speaker

“Cultivating and Communicating a Growth Mindset” January 22 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | M

Are some people naturally smart? Or, is intelligence and skill cultivated and developed through dedication and hard work? In this presentation, Professor Cuomo will introduce the concepts of fixed versus growth mindsets and explore ways in which we can adopt a growth mindset to increase our overall success and happiness.

JOSEPH MITCHELL, Percussion “Coming of Age in the 1960s”

January 25 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | M This program is a recital of compositions for solo percussion and mixed ensembles. Featured are the works of four American composers whose musical language was partly forged during the decade of the 1960s.

ANOINTED FEET DANCE COMPANY “An Evening of Dance”

January 26 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | C Known for their powerful and compelling storytelling, while propelling audiences into the presence of the Holy spirit, Anointed Feet Dance Company will present an evening of their most highly acclaimed repertory.

LA OPERA – OUTREACH “The Magic Dream”

January 30 @ 10:30 a.m. | FREE | M

KRISTI LOBITZ, Piano & YOSHI MASUDA, Cello

Aimed at students in grades 2-6, this lighthearted show is a wildly imaginative and engaging celebration of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute.

January 29 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | C Modern masterworks from the piano-cello repertoire, including the profoundly moving Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror) featured in the Academy Award winning film, Gravity. Works for solo piano will also be included.

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FEB/MARCH 2018-2019 Season VENUE LEGEND: M = Marsee Auditorium | C = Campus Theatre | H = Haag Recital Hall = Featured Artist

SOUTH BAY CHILDREN’S CHOIR

w/ Beth Nam: “An Afternoon of Classics” February 24 @ 4 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | C A traditional offering by the South Bay Children’s Choir features appealing solo and choral masterworks in a well-rounded program that audiences will enjoy. The various choirs will perform, as well as concert artists Beth Nam and Jessie Tisdale. Directed by Diane Simons

JOE KYE, Violinist-Looper March 2 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | C Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013, “discharging world[s] of emotion” and delivering “divine messages” with his lush string loops and eclectic style (Guitar World). Drawing upon his migrant upbringing, Kye blends indie-rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk to create a unique sound that “leaves everyone in awe” (Sacramento News and Review). With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners.

ECC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA March 9 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

The ECC Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the finest traditional and contemporary orchestral literature. The program will include works by Mozart, Rossini and Elgar, along with ECC faculty members Polli Chambers-Salazar, Lois Roberts and Kevin Blickfeldt. Directed by Dane Teter CenterForTheArts.org

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MARCH 2018-2019 Season

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

TIM GILL & THE TIM GILL ALL-STARS March 10 @ 2 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M Charismatic, bigger-than-life crooner Tim Gill fronts the Tim Gill All-Stars with his velvet voice and dry wit, a signature cocktail of classic Rat Pack-style jazz and modern 21st century pop. Gill shares the spotlight with a hilarious entourage of talented musicians whose outbursts and over-the-top antics get the crowd smiling. It’s a veritable “Tonight Show”, with Gill as the host and the All-Stars as the soundboard for his repertoire of jokes and stories.

IN THE HEIGHTS

Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Directed by Bill Georges Choreography by Liz Hoefner Adamis March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 @ 8 p.m. March 17, 24 & 31 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $25 Adults | $15 Students (with ID) | C With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hit Broadway show Hamilton), In the Heights made a huge splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its freshfaced charm and vibrant music. In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

LA CONTEMPORARY DANCE CO March 16 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $22/$10 | M An evening of thought-provoking, imaginative, and otherworldly contemporary dance featuring refreshingly unique work by three up-and-coming Los Angeles-based choreographers: LACDC artistic director Genevieve Carson along with LA-based choreographers Nathan Makolandra (LA Dance Project) and Stephanie Zaletel (artistic director of szalt). 12

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DIANA CROSSMAN & JOSEPH EVANS, Debate March 19 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | M “Resolved: Is a four-year college degree still a prerequisite for success?” Can one achieve a fulfilling and happy life through attaining a college diploma? With the drastic increases in the cost of higher education, the student loan crisis affecting more and more students, and the changes in the job market with the advancement in science and technology, is the four-year degree still worth it? Join us for a provocative debate between teachers and students as we examine these pressing issues.

COLLECTIF9 ”No Time for Chamber Music” March 23 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $28/$10 | M

Montreal’s cutting-edge classical nine-member string band Collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, Collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. Original arrangements feature textures and special instrumental effects that transport the listener out of the concert hall and into a world of fantasy and imagery.

POLLI CHAMBERS-SALAZAR & LOIS ROBERTS Duo Piano Recital March 30 @ 5 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | M ECC faculty members Polli ChambersSalazar and Lois Roberts present a duo piano recital which will include: Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens; Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev and featuring new works by ECC faculty member and composer-in-residence Patrick Schulz. CenterForTheArts.org

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APRIL/MAY 2018-2019 Season

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

M-PACT

Pop-Jazz A Capella Sextet – “A Tribute to Motown” April 19 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $24/$10 | M Hailed as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. This LA-based sextet has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature’s “first instrument” - THE HUMAN VOICE.

LYNN McGRATH

Classical Guitar & Poetry: “A Visit to Spain” April 27 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | C A true feast for the ears and the soul, classical guitarist Lynn McGrath performs selected movements from Platero y yo in the role of both theatrical narrator and guitarist. The evocative music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco is a perfect companion to the humble, yet deeply moving poetry of Nobel-prize winner Juan Ramón Jimenez.

SPRING ADVANCED DANCE CONCERT May 2 @ 1 p.m. | May 3 & 4 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $15 /$10 | M The Spring Advanced Dance Concert features the choreographic works of one guest artist in the professional dance field, dance faculty members from ECC, and several original works from current ECC choreography students. All guest, faculty and student works feature the current dancers participating in the El Camino College dance program. Many genres of dance will be represented.

ALAN CHAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA w/ GUO YAZHI “Camel Walk” May 10 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M This is a joint venture between Guo Yazhi, one of the finest Chinese wind players on the planet, and composer/keyboardist Alan Chan, winner of ASCAP George Duke Prize & ArtEZ Composition Contest. Inspired by the Silk Road, Camel Walk weaves between orchestration and spontaneity, and combines the essence not only of the culture of East and West, but also Jazz.

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MAY 2018-2019 Season

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

6TH ANNUAL ECC JAZZ FESTIVAL & GALA CONCERT Directed by Alan Chan May 11 | Daytime Events - FREE | H Gala Concert @ 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M Featuring Guest Artist Alex Acuña, Drummer & Percussionist. This day of celebrating live jazz music through education and performances includes a big band showcase, jazz master class and workshops. An evening gala concert will showcase ECC jazz ensembles with guest artist Alex Acuña.

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare | Directed by Jerry Prell

May 11, 17 & 18 @ 8 p.m. | May 12 @ 3 p.m. May 16 @ 1 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | C Politics, broad comedy, vengeance, romance, servitude, forgiveness and magic make The Tempest one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing and entertaining works. The Tempest opens in the midst of a deadly storm off a remote, enchanted island. A ship containing the king of Naples and his party struggles to stay afloat. On land, Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, watch the storm envelop the ship. Prospero has created the storm with magic. His enemies are on board the ship and he will soon seek revenge for his banishment.

EXTRAORDINARY TALES IN MUSIC

Featuring Original Music of William E. Doyle, Composer/Director May 17 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | M After being dismissed from university because of his drinking and gambling debts, the young Edgar Allan Poe takes us on a literary journey to visit the places he has only read about – and we discover what a wild and vivid imagination he has!

ECC CONCERT BAND May 18 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

ECC Concert Band & Guests, Dane Teter, director Peninsula Symphonic Winds, Berkeley Price, director Rossano Galante, guest conductor

Composer and conductor Rossano Galante will conduct the combined bands for two of his own works: A Childhood Remembered and God’s Country. Other works on the program include: Robert W. Smith’s To the Summit, Francis McBeth’s Of Sailors and Whales, Alfred Reed’s A Festival Prelude and John Barnes Chance’s Variations on a Korean Folk Song.

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MAY 2018-2019 Season

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

JOANNA MEDAWAR NACHEF SINGERS “GOSPEL!” May 19 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $30/$20 (Seniors)/ $10 (Students) | M Spirituals/gospel music is one of the most beloved genres of the American culture, both nationally and internationally. JMN Singers are acclaimed for their incomparable and soulful performances of this powerful and exciting music. Don’t miss this uplifting night of choral music, from the a cappella spirituals to the accompanied gospel pieces of world-renowned composers/legends such as Hairston, McNeil, Hogan and Gibbs. Joanna Medawar Nachef, artistic director

ECC STUDIO JAZZ BAND May 24 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | H

ECC CONCERT JAZZ BAND “Ritmo Caliente” May 22 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M El Camino College’s flagship big band will perform an exciting concert with music driven by groove and great rhythmic ideas, by great masters as well as emerging composers. Directed by Alan Chan

Fans of swing, jazz, and great big band music will enjoy the performance from this dynamic ensemble. Band members blend together to create beautiful subtle moods, creative solos and exciting ensemble passages. Directed by David Sills

CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE May 30 @ 1 & 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C

ECC GUITAR ENSEMBLE May 28 @ 5 p.m. | Tickets $10 | H The guitar ensemble will perform literature from the Renaissance to the present, including music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, as well as Jazz and Rock styles. Directed by Jon Minei

Features works from ECC students participating in spring choreography classes. Many genres of dance will be represented, including ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, jazz and hip-hop.

ECC CONCERT CHOIR, MIXED CHORUS & CHORALE May 31 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The choral groups will present a major work by one of the masters accompanied by orchestra and soloists. Each choral group will enchant with selections from the secular music realm. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef 16

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JUNE 2018-2019 Season

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

ECC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

June 1 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

The ECC Symphony Orchestra is comprised of musicians and community members, performing the finest traditional and contemporary music. The performance will feature soloists from the applied music program and will include Symphony No. 3, “Sunday Symphony” by William Grant Still (pictured). Directed by Dane Teter

LO TECH, NO TECH

Hosted by Daniel Berney

ECC CHORALE June 2 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C This premier choral group will perform musical gems of the choral repertoire. Their harmonious tones and rhythmic vitality will enrich your experience and uplift your spirit. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

El Camino College’s preeminent singeractor ensemble will perform scenes from popular musicals, oratorios, operettas, and operas. Students advance their vocal, musical, and dramatic skills through research, rehearsal, and performances. Directed by Kevin Blickfeldt

June 3 & 4 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The Lo Tech, No Tech concerts are the final showings from all dance classes offered at ECC in the spring semester. The choreography for the show is created by the ECC instructors of the dance classes with student participation. Technical aspects of the shows are kept to a minimum and many genres of dance are represented including ballet, modern dance, jazz, African, tap, ballroom, Latin social dance, hip-hop and beginning dance. Each night is a completely different performance!

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

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DISCOVERY WORLD TRAVEL SERIES Explore Worlds of Wonder …right here at home! 2018

TOUGH RIDES: CHINA Ryan Pyle

Monday, September 10, 2018 Canadian brothers Ryan & Colin Pyle set out from Shanghai on a monumental motorcycle journey to circumnavigate China.

WONDERS OF THE WORLD Marlin Darrah

Monday, September 24, 2018 An expedition where you’ll visit 43 countries, dozens of world-famous sites, as well as some lesser-known marvels of our incredible planet.

LURE OF ALASKA Dale Johnson

Monday, October 8, 2018 Alaska is one of the few places where sizable fragments of the natural world still exist, unfettered by any human influence.

TIBET: A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS Patricia Keith & Sean Cassidy Monday, October 22, 2018 Few places excite the imagination more than Tibet. This land is a mystical abode of Buddhist lamas, Shangri-La, yams, and the tallest mountain in the world.

ON ASSIGNMENT ANTARCTICA Rich Reid

Monday, November 12, 2018 National Geographic explorer Rich Reid shares his experiences in Antarctica as an expert guide from his many years of exploration.

ALONG THE ROYAL INCA ROAD Karin Muller

Monday, November 26, 2018 Join renowned adventurer Karin Muller as she travels the 3,200-mile Inca Road built over 500 years ago to link the outposts of the Inca Empire. Each film is shown Mondays at 3 & 7:30 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium. Visit www.CenterForTheArts.org for full film descriptions. $3 parking permit is required (general/student lots only) 18

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PASSAGE THROUGH INDIA Steve McCurdy

Monday, January 28, 2019 Explore famed landmarks, all the while experiencing the culture and life of the people that make India so fascinating.

EGYPT TO GIBRALTAR Marlin Darrah

Monday, March 4, 2019 Take a dazzling voyage on the great Mediterranean Sea, which for more than 2,000 years, has held a spell over all those seeking “the good life” of the great “Middle Sea” of the world.

THE MAKING OF CALIFORNIA Gray Warriner

Monday, March 18, 2019 This is the story of California, of how the world’s greatest water works project made the desert bloom, and the story of the “New Deal” dam builders who made it happen.

CUBA: ON THE EDGE OF DISCOVERY Brent Winebrenner

Monday, April 1, 2019 Explore contemporary life and dynamic historical themes that develop the story of an island people with an indomitable spirit.

EVEREST: A CLIMB FOR PEACE Lance Trumbull

Monday, April 15, 2019 A socially relevant documentary about peace, war, and the human spirit - an inspirational film, which also has some of the most incredible Everest footage ever shot.

JERUSALEM – SACRED & PROFANE Rick Ray

Monday, May 6, 2019 Throughout history, there have been many holy cities and places of legend. But this is the city where history began, and some believe, where history will end.

BURMA: REFLECTIONS ON A HIDDEN LAND Patricia Keith & Sean Cassidy Monday, May 20, 2019 The land once known as Burma (now Myanmar) is hidden behind a gold and silk curtain. Burma is an amazingly beautiful land, rich in history and culture.

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EL CAMINO COLLEGE

Art Gallery IN THE BEGINNING

Origins of Life on Earth from Mythic to Scientific August 27–September 20, 2018 Reception: September 6 from 7–9 p.m. Gallery Talk: September 11 @ 1 p.m. Phoebe Barnum, Joyce Dallal & Naima White, Satoe Fukushima, Lauren Kasmer, Patricia Krebbs, Peter Liashkov, Yvette Mangual, Nancy Mozur, James Murray, Pierre Picot, Victor Raphael & Clayton Spada, Nancy Romero, Vojislav Radovanovic, Frank J. Williams

Victor Raphael & Clayton Spada

Image: “Primo, from Zero to Infinity” by Victor Raphael and Clayton Spada, Pigmented inkjet print; 24” x 30”

CAMINOS & PASSAGES

Raoul De la Sota

Raoul De la Sota – Artist, Educator & Collector October 8–November 1, 2018 Reception: October 11 from 7–9 p.m. Gallery Talk: October 16 @ 1 p.m. Master Class: October 25 Image: “Mictlan Journey”, Raoul De la Sota, Acrylic on Canvas; 54” x 54”

FACULTY SHOW

Works by El Camino College Art & Photography Department Faculty November 19–December 12, 2018 Reception: November 29 from 7–9 p.m. Gallery Talk: December 4 @ 1 p.m. Image: “Submerged/Yellow” by Binh Ngo, Oil on Canvas; 58” x 45” Binh Ngo

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ART GALLERY HOURS: (located in building Art B)

SUSANNA MEIERS, Director / Curator

Visit the Art Gallery webpage at www.ElCamino.edu/ArtGallery

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

Monday and Tuesday..............8 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday......2–8 p.m. Friday.....................................Closed (Art Gallery will be closed for Spring Recess April 8–12, 2019)

ADMISSION IS FREE

Zeal Harris

PERSONAL TRUTH Narrative Work

February 11–March 7, 2019 Reception: February 21 from 7–9 p.m. Gallery Talk: February 26 @ 1 p.m. Narrative work by: Zeal Harris, Umar Rashid, Lezley Saar, Frank J. William Image: “Bantus Survivors” by Zeal Harris, Mixed media on polypropylene, 22” x 36”

FACING EAST

Doris Bittar – A Survey of Recent Work March 25–April 25, 2019

(Gallery closed April 8–12 for Spring Recess)

Reception: March 28 from 7–9 p.m. Gallery Talk: April 2 @ 1 p.m. Image: “And Wow 3” by Doris Bittar, Digital image with mixed media; 7”x7”

Doris Bittar

STUDENT SHOW

Current work by El Camino College Art & Photography Students May 13–30, 2019 Open House/Reception: May 17 from 5–8 p.m. This exhibition demonstrates the creative breadth and depth of the current students in the Art and Photography departments at El Camino College. Student Show, 2012

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2018-19 EVENTS CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 2018 10 21 24 28

Mon. Fri. Mon. Fri.

Discovery World Travel Series* Laurie Rubin w/ Jennifer Taira Discovery World Travel Series* Fine Arts Spectacular

M M M C

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

$12/$10 $26/$10 $12/$10 $15/$10

Dr. Craig Smith, Guest Speaker Pennington Dance Group Southern California Brass Consortium Discovery World Travel Series* Student One Acts Yekwon Sunwoo, Pianist Student One Acts Student One Acts We Banjo 3 Discovery World Travel Series* Beach Cities Symphony

M M M M C M C C M M M

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

$24/$10 $22/$10 $24/$10 $12/$10 $10 $26/$10 $10 $10 $28/$10 $12/$10 FREE

ECC Symphony Orchestra Our Town Our Town U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus Our Town Our Town Our Town Discovery World Travel Series* ECC Concert Band ECC Concert Jazz Band Discovery World Travel Series* Fall Advanced Dance Concert Fall Advanced Dance Concert ECC Studio Jazz Band

M C C M C C C M M M M C C M

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

$10 $15/$10 $15/$10 FREE $15/$10 $15/$10 $15/$10 $12/$10 $10 $10 $12/$10 $15/$10 $15/$10 $10

Holiday Choral Extravaganza Fall Advanced Dance Concert Fall Advanced Dance Concert South Bay Children’s Choir ECC Guitar Ensemble Choreography Showcase Messiah Sing-Along ECC Chorale Lo Tech/No Tech Dance Lo Tech/No Tech Dance ECC Opera Workshop The Nutcracker The Nutcracker

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

8 pm 8 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 1 & 7 pm 7:30 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 8 pm 2 pm 2 pm

$10 $15/$10 $15/$10 $18/$9 $10 $10 FREE $10 $10 $10 $10 $36/$24 $36/$24

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7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 10:30 am

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Anthony Cuomo, Guest Speaker Joseph Mitchell, Percussion Anointed Feet Dance Company Discovery World Travel Series* Kristi Lobitz & Yoshi Masuda LA Opera, Educational Outreach

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South Bay Children’s Choir & Beth Nam

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$15/$10

Joe Kye, Violinist-Looper Discovery World Travel Series* ECC Symphony Orchestra Tim Gill & The Tim Gill All-Stars Band In The Heights In The Heights LA Contemporary Dance Co In The Heights Discovery World Travel Series* Diana Crossman & Joseph Evans, Debate In The Heights Collectif9, String Ensemble In The Heights In The Heights In The Heights Beach Cities Symphony Polli Chambers-Salazar & Lois Roberts In The Heights In The Heights

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

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Discovery World Travel Series* Discovery World Travel Series* M-PACT, a cappella sextet Lynn McGrath, Classical Guitar & Poetry

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

$12/$10 $12/$10 $24/$10 $21/$10

Spring Advanced Dance Concert Spring Advanced Dance Concert Spring Advanced Dance Concert Discovery World Travel Series* Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra w/ Guo Yazhi 6th Annual ECC Jazz Festival & Gala Concert The Tempest The Tempest The Tempest Extraordinary Tales In Music The Tempest The Tempest ECC Concert Band Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers Discovery World Travel Series* ECC Concert Jazz Band ECC Studio Jazz Band Beach Cities Symphony ECC Guitar Ensemble Choreography Showcase Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus & Chorale

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

1 pm 8 pm 8 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 7:30 pm 8 pm 3 pm 1 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7 pm 3 & 7:30 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 5 pm 1 & 7 pm 8 pm

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ECC Symphony Orchestra ECC Chorale Lo Tech, No Tech Lo Tech, No Tech ECC Opera Workshop

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