Page 1

Kenny Broberg

Inna Faliks

Byron Hurt

2019-20

51ST ANNIVERSARY SEASON

casebolt and smith

Jessica Fichot

Nuestras Raíces

www.CenterForTheArts.org


GENERAL INFORMATION CHILDREN

PURCHASE TICKETS* ONLINE 24/7

www.CenterForTheArts.org CHARGE-BY-PHONE

1-310-329-5345 or toll-free 1-800-832-ARTS (2787) Visa / MasterCard / Discover IN PERSON

The Ticket Office Windows are located on the south end of the Marsee Auditorium. Call for weekend hours if a performance is scheduled. For your convenience, designated FREE 30-minute parking spaces are available next to the Ticket Office. EMAIL

The Center for the Arts encourages families to enjoy performances together; however, in consideration of other ticket holders, unless specified, most performances are not suitable for infants and toddlers. Select performances have special prices for children. Contact the Ticket Office for specific availability and details. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to any ECC Theatre Department plays or musicals. Please note: All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. If you have any questions regarding this policy or the age appropriateness of a performance for your child, please contact the Ticket Office. GENERAL INFO & LATE SEATING POLICY

Events will start promptly. Latecomers will be seated during a suitable pause in the performance. The use of cameras and/or recording devices, including picture and video phones, is strictly prohibited during any Center for the Arts performances, unless otherwise stated. FOR OUR PATRONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

ArtsTickets@elcamino.edu *Processing Fee

The Center for the Arts has a per ticket processing fee on all orders. Ticket replacement fee is $3 per ticket.

No Refunds • No Exchanges

All dates, times, casting and programs are subject to change without notice.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts are available on tickets with a regular price of $16 or more. El Camino College faculty, staff, students (with current ASB sticker) and Alumni Association members receive a 25 percent discount on the full price of two tickets purchased at the Ticket Office for most events. In some instances multiple ticket prices are listed for events that include Student & Senior Discounts. These discounts may not be available to all patrons. For more information about discounted tickets, please contact the Ticket Office.

Limited wheelchair seating is available in designated areas. A sound amplification system is available for the hearing impaired and with two weeks’ notice, sign language interpreters may be arranged for most events. Contact the Ticket Office for more information. PARKING

A parking permit is required for all events at El Camino College. You may purchase a $3 daily parking permit on the day of the performance or when you order your ticket(s) online or by phone. Should you have any questions regarding parking, please contact the Ticket Office or visit our college website: www.elcamino.edu. DIRECTIONS

El Camino College is freeway close, accessible from the 91, 105, 110 and 405 freeways. Call or visit www.elcamino.edu for detailed directions. EL CAMINO COLLEGE 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506

• Seniors (age 62 and over): Receive a 10 percent

discount on one full-price ticket prior to the day of the performance for most events. • Student & Senior Rush Tickets: Available the day of show only for select events. • Children (age 12 and under): Special prices for select events. • Military (with ID): Service members, retired military and veterans receive a 25 percent discount on the full price of up to (2) two tickets for most events. • Group Rates: Groups of 10 or more receive discounts for most events.

Save time by ordering your tickets online at:

www.CenterForTheArts.org

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

2

1-800-832-ARTS


Welcome to the

2019-20 SEASON Stay Connected with El Camino College Dear Friends, Welcome to the 51st 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 2019-20 Season, which is packed with exciting and innovative programming. In addition to working with many outstanding touring artists and ensembles, the Center continues to develop community partnerships with local artists and performing arts organizations. We are delighted to feature upcoming performances from Nuestras Raíces: Noche Mexicana 2019, South Bay Ballet: The Nutcracker, LA Opera: The Marriage of Figueroa, and a world premiere of The Janitor, a new comic opera from Los Angeles composer William E. Doyle. This past spring, we launched the “Friends of the Center for the Arts” to support crucial opportunities for academic and personal development for our performing arts students. We thank those who have generously donated to this campaign and invite you to join the honor role of patrons who support the performing arts students at El Camino College. We are excited to announce special offers to our patrons in the form of Season Packages! You will be able to create your own season and get FREE parking for each performance. Details will be announced on our website and in our semimonthly e-newsletter – stay tuned! Please view our calendar of upcoming events and join us often for exciting music presentations, theatre productions, dance performances, film screenings, guest speakers, 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

P.S. To stay informed, sign up to receive e-newsletters that highlight upcoming events, special ticket offers and discounts.

Friends of the Center for the Arts At the El Camino College Center for the Arts, friends make the difference! The CFA relies on member support to provide critical funding for all productions. Sponsorships afford crucial opportunities for academic and personal development for our performing arts students. Ticket prices cover only a fraction of the costs of operating the CFA. Your donation to the Fund for Excellence helps create new and exciting ways to enhance the educational experience for El Camino College students, and brings performances from around the country and around the world to our community. Donate today at www.elcamino.edu/foundation/CFA. Thank you for your support!

www.CenterForTheArts.org

3


SEPT/OCT 2019-2020 Season

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

NUESTRAS RAÍCES, A Celebration of Mexican Music and Dance – “Noche Mexicana 2019”

Sept. 13 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $30/$25/$15 | M This music and dance concert presented by Compañía Nuestras Raíces and the El Camino College Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Conjunto Hueyapan, Conjunto Chicontepec, and Mariachi Los Reyes, will highlight four vibrant Mexican music and dance traditions: Son Jarocho, Son Huasteco, Son Guerrerense, and Mariachi.

SEFFARINE, “From Fez to Jerez | Flamenco meets Moroccan and Persian Music” Sept. 20 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M

Seffarine’s international blend of sounds features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist/oud player Nat Hulskamp. Their music embraces and extends Naki’s rich heritage, from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, mixing Arabic Andalusi music with explosive flamenco footwork. “A gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz.” – Bass Player Magazine

BYRON HURT

Guest Speaker: “Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?” Oct. 1 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $24/$10 | M

THE JANITOR

A New Comic Opera (World Premiere) Story and Music by William E. Doyle Sept. 28 @ 8 p.m. | Sept. 29 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $21/$10 | C The intersection of good and evil with music, science, poetry and art are explored as the cast deals with temptation, jobs, bosses and some ridiculous advice. The Janitor takes you on a comical ride through time and space, upending our views of the Creator, the universe, scholars, and beloved fairy tales. 4

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, and anti-sexist activist Byron Hurt focuses on how hypermasculinity in American popular culture normalizes male violence; how race, class, and gender oppression intersect; how homophobia and transphobia make LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence; and how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end genderbased violence.

1-800-832-ARTS


OCTOBER 2019-2020 Season

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

ALMOST, MAINE

A Play by John Cariani Presented under special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Directed by Matthew Singletary Oct. 10 @ 1 p.m. | Oct.11 & 12 @ 8 p.m. Oct. 13 @ 3 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | C On a cold and clear night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover above the small town, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in (and out) of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

KENNY BROBERG, Pianist Oct. 11 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M

CASEBOLT AND SMITH

Dance “close” (World Premiere) Oct. 19 @ at 8 p.m. | Tickets $22/$10 | M

Pianist Kenny Broberg won the silver medal at the 2017 Cliburn Competition with performances marked by “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum.” -Texas Classical Review He continues to build a reputation for fresh interpretations, distinguished by a bright tone quality and a clean beauty in his sound. Program to include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Franck, and Medtner.

Celebrating their 15th year as a collaborative duo, casebolt and smith bring their trademark humor and accessibility to the Marsee Auditorium with the world premiere of close. A complex weaving of dance, story, video, and music, close untangles casebolt and smith’s pasts to get at a deeper understanding of their present gesture by gesture, song by song.

QUARTETO NUEVO, “World Fusion” Oct. 25 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M This instrumental music program merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! The ensemble’s razor-sharp precision is enhanced by jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms. They effectively meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages! CenterForTheArts.org

5


NOVEMBER 2019-2020 Season

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

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

A Play Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon Adapted by Simon Stephens | Presented under special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Directed by Luke Yankee Nov. 2, 8, & 9 @ 8 p.m. | Nov. 3 @ 3 p.m. Nov. 7 @ 1 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | C Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play, this fascinating, compelling drama tells the story of Christopher, a 15-year-old with an extraordinary brain. Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.

LJUBOMIR VELICKOVIC

Violin & Special Guest Artists: “Fall Colors” Nov. 9 @ 5 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | H This chamber music concert will highlight the fall season represented by different keys/colors, styles, and programmatic music from Vivaldi, Boccherini, and Spanish classical quintets accompanied by guitar and dance.

AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET,

“These American Stories”

Nov. 14 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M A narrative program of influential music by American composers from the last century of American history, each work tells its story from a different perspective, at a unique moment of realization or imagination. As America has come of age over the past 100 years, so, too, has its music, and through it all, it has maintained a uniquely American vocabulary.

6

1-800-832-ARTS


ECC CONCERT JAZZ BAND Nov. 20 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

ECC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

“For Children of All Ages” Nov. 16 @ 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 program will include works by Quilter, Williams, Kondo, Lovrien, Fucik, and more! Directed by Dane Teter

El Camino College’s flagship big band will perform an electrifying concert, featuring repertoire from a variety of stylistic periods, connecting the work of the great masters to contemporary jazz orchestra arrangements. Directed by David Moyer

ECC STUDIO JAZZ BAND FALL ADVANCED DANCE CONCERT

Nov. 22 @ at 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

Nov. 21 @ 1 p.m. | Nov. 22 & 23 @ 8 p.m. Nov. 24 @ 3 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | C

This dynamic ensemble is dedicated to the performance and preservation of classic, straight-ahead jazz big band music. The ensemble performs arrangements from the great composers, arrangers and bandleaders from the jazz tradition in the style of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Woody Herman and Gil Evans. Directed by David Sills

This fall favorite features the choreography of one guest artist in the professional dance field (Edwin Siguenza), dance faculty members from ECC (Liz Hoefner Adamis, Jonathan Bryant, Daniel Berney, Kanisha Bennett, Valerie Cabag) and original works from current ECC choreography students. Many genres of dance will be represented, including ballet, modern, contemporary, world, jazz and hip-hop.

CenterForTheArts.org

7


DECEMBER 2019-2020 Season

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

CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE Dec. 5 @ 1 & 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C

ECC GUITAR ENSEMBLE Dec. 3 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | H The Guitar Ensemble is comprised of guitarists who read standard musical notation in addition to basic chords. This performance will include guitar ensemble literature from the Renaissance to the present, including music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, as well as jazz and rock. Directed by Jon Minei

This performance features choreography from ECC students participating in choreography classes offered in the fall. All dancers participate in the choreography classes as well as Dance Workshop Ensemble. Many genres of dance will be represented in the performance, including ballet, modern, contemporary, world, jazz and hip-hop.

MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Dec. 6 @ 7:30 p.m. | FREE | C

A family and community tradition back by popular demand, the annual Messiah Sing-Along features organ, orchestra and professional soloists with you as the chorus. This event packs the house every year! Bring your own score or pick one up at the door. Admission is FREE! Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

ECC CONCERT BAND w/Erin Wood, Soprano “Celebrating Holidays”

Dec. 7 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The ECC Concert Band includes a wide range of musicians, from high school students to retirees, who perform the finest traditional and contemporary wind band literature. This holiday-themed program will include works by Gershwin, Elfman, Lovrien, Clark, and Holcombe. Directed by Dane Teter

8

SOUTH BAY CHILDREN’S CHOIR “Holidays in Harmony 2019” Dec. 8 @ 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 timeproven classics, that the audience is sure to enjoy. Directed by Diane Simons

1-800-832-ARTS


LO TECH, NO TECH One Night Only!

Dec. 9 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

ECC CONCERT CHOIR, MIXED CHORUS & CHORALE

“Holiday Choral Extravaganza” Dec. 8 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C

The choral department will ring in the season with sounds of celebration in song. The first half of the show will resonate with a major work, and the second half will feature each choral group showcasing favorite holiday music. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

This performance is comprised of the final showings from all the dance classes offered in the fall semester. Technical aspects of the shows are kept to a minimum, and many genres of dance are represented, including ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, African, tap, ballroom, social Latin, and hip-hop. Hosted by ECC faculty member Daniel Berney

ECC OPERA WORKSHOP Dec. 12 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C El Camino College’s preeminent singer-actor ensemble will perform scenes from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim, the oratorios of George Frideric Handel, and the operas of Mozart and Rossini. Students advance their vocal, musical, and dramatic skills through research, rehearsal and performances. Directed by Kevin Blickfeldt

THE NUTCRACKER by the South Bay Ballet Dec. 21 & 22 @ 2 p.m. | Tickets $36 Adults / $24 Children (12 and under) | M Celebrate the holidays with nationally known South Bay Ballet’s festive production of The Nutcracker. Join Grandmother Clara as she tells the story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a ballerina takes her on exciting adventures. With gorgeous sets and costumes, The Nutcracker is a spectacular ballet. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score and choreography by Charles Maple, this ballet is sure to enchant the entire family. Artistic direction by Elijah S. Pressman and Diane Lauridsen

CenterForTheArts.org

9


JANUARY 2019-2020 Season

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

DIANA CROSSMAN & JOSEPH EVANS, Debate Jan. 22 @ 3:30 p.m. | Tickets $15/$10 | M El Camino College Communication Studies faculty members Diana Crossman and Joseph Evans will debate a current issue in contemporary society in a “students vs. teachers” panel format.

KRISTI LOBITZ, Piano & SUSAN GREENBERG, Flute “Global Music for Flute and Piano”

Jan. 28 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | C

VICIOUS CIRCLE DANCE COMPANY “Chroma”

Jan. 25 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $21/$10 | C Inspired by Vicious Circle’s current repertoire, Chromotherapy Club Meeting, director and choreographer Valerie Cabag has adapted this piece into a fulllength show. Chroma explores the use of chromotherapy (color therapy) and the effects that color has on the body. Artistic direction by Valerie Cabag

This concert presents a cosmopolitan sampling of music from around the world. Revel in the undulating soundscape of Carl Reinecke’s Sonata for Flute and Piano in e minor, feel the pulsating dance rhythms in Ástor Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango, and relax with Francis Poulenc’s Flute Sonata.

LA OPERA – EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH “The Marriage of Figueroa” Jan. 29 @ 10:30 a.m. | FREE | M The story is set at the beautiful Mission Aguas Frescas where a wedding celebration for the powerful General José Figueroa is underway. Figueroa receives a surprise wedding gift: a performance of his favorite opera, The Marriage of Figaro. His guests ask him to perform the role of Figaro to teach him a lesson about the error of his greedy ways.

10

1-800-832-ARTS

R E S E R VAT I O N S R E Q U I R E D


MARCH 2019-2020 Season

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

SOUTH BAY CHILDREN’S CHOIR & FRIENDS, “An Afternoon of Light Classics” Mar. 8 @ 4 p.m. | Tickets $15 Adults | $10 (12 and under) | H This traditional offering by the South Bay Children’s Choir features appealing solo and choral masterworks in a well-rounded program that audiences will enjoy. Brought back by popular demand. Directed by Diane Simons

JESSICA FICHOT QUINTET, “Song Board” Mar. 13 @ at 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M Chanteuse, songwriter and accordionist Jessica Fichot draws from her multi-ethnic upbringing, fusing music styles and languages. She takes the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of gypsy jazz, 1940s Chinese swing, international folk, and into the wilderness of her imagination; it is a dazzling journey not to be missed!

THE WHO’S TOMMY, Musical

Music & Lyrics by Pete Townshend Book by Townshend and Des McAnuff Based on The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy Directed by Bill Georges Choreographed by Liz Hoefner Adamis Musical Direction by Anthony Moreno Mar. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 @ 8 p.m. | Mar. 15, 22 & 29 @ 3 p.m. Tickets $25 Adults | $15 Students (with ID) | C Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy tells the story of a young boy who triumphs over his adversities. After witnessing a violent murder, traumatized Tommy slips into a catatonic state, rendering him deaf, mute and blind. An uncanny knack for the game of pinball saves his life. He rises to international superstardom, and inspires people all over the world. CenterForTheArts.org

11


MAR/APR 2019-2020 Season

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

2°B DANCE COMPANY “Call Me ‘Ella” Mar. 21 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $22/$10 | M Two worlds collide when a no-nonsense private investigator is hired to find a missing person following the Enchanted Empire’s annual Masquerade Ball. With a glass slipper as his only clue, what surprises will he uncover? Call Me ‘Ella is an evening of noir and fantasy explored through exciting, physical, and, at times, humorous dance theater. Artistic direction by Jonathan Bryant and Hyosun Choi

INNA FALIKS, Piano “Polonaise-Fantaisie: The Story of a Pianist” Mar. 29 @ 5 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M This hybrid of a piano recital and an autobiographical monologue is a story of immigration, of growing up a musician, of love, told by the artist herself, between performances of a varied program, including works by Shchedrin, Bach, Freidlin, Mozart, Chopin, Paganini, and Beethoven.

JEREMY HUNTER, Guest Speaker “How Not to Lose Your Mind: Managing Yourself Through Crazy Times” Apr. 1 @ 7 p.m. |Tickets $24/$10 | M Do you ever feel like there’s a little too much on your plate? Do you find yourself wondering, “How am I going to do all of this?” Mr. Hunter’s presentation will focus on the essentials of managing yourself. He will explore practical steps you can take to return to grounded action in the midst of a crazy world. 12

1-800-832-ARTS


APRIL 2019-2020 Season

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

WILLIAM KANENGISER, Guitar “The Diaspora Project” Apr. 2 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $24/$10 | C Grammy-winning guitarist William Kanengiser will present a recital of recently commissioned works, focusing on issues of scattered cultures and global migration. Pieces inspired by refugee experiences will take listeners for an emotional journey, exploring themes of lost homelands and cultural assimilation. The centerpiece of the program will be The Walls by Sergio Assad, performed with the ECC Guitar Ensemble.

ANNUAL ECC JAZZ FESTIVAL & GALA CONCERT Apr. 4 | Daytime Events - FREE | M | Gala Concert @ 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M This daylong celebration of live jazz music through education and performances includes an evening gala concert showcasing ECC jazz ensembles and guest artists in styles ranging from swing to contemporary and from Latin to funk. David Moyer, festival coordinator

SUZANNE WONG, Piano w/ Fullerton College Faculty Wind Quintet

Apr. 24 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $22/$10 | C

This chamber music recital features the music of French composers Francis Poulenc, Vincent d’Indy and others. The FC Faculty Wind Quintet performs traditional chamber wind music: Patti Maggs, flute; Vicki Lee, oboe; David Lopez, clarinet; Elizabeth Low-Atwater, bassoon; Jerry Garvin, french horn.

SPRING ADVANCED DANCE CONCERT Apr. 30 @ 1 p.m. | May 1 & 2 @ 8 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 | M This event features the choreography of one guest artist in the professional dance field (Kyreeana Alexander) and ECC dance faculty members (Liz Hoefner Adamis, Jonathan Bryant, Daniel Berney, Kanisha Bennett, and Valerie Cabag). Many genres of dance will be represented, including ballet, modern, contemporary, world, jazz and hip-hop.

CenterForTheArts.org

13


MAY 2019-2020 Season

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

CECE TENEAL, A Tribute to Aretha Franklin – “Portrait of a Queen” May 8 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $26/$10 | M Portrait of a Queen, featuring CeCe Teneal, is a dynamic musical production that will have you on the edge of your seat. Award-winning songstress Teneal will take music lovers on a trip down memory lane with classics from Aretha Franklin, including Think, Freeway of Love and, of course, Respect.

ANTIGONE Written by Sophocles Translated by Robert Fagles Directed by Scott Alan Smith May 15, 16 & 22 @ 8 p.m. May 17 @ 3 p.m. May 21 @ 1 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 | C

ECC CONCERT BAND May 16 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M The ECC Concert Band includes a wide variety of musicians, from high school students to retirees, who perform the finest traditional and contemporary wind band literature. The program will include works by Williams, Gershwin, Barnes, Mancini, Bulla and more. Directed by Dane Teter

This political thriller remains relevant in our modern times as it challenges us to think about the position of the individual within society, the empowerment of women, loyalty, faith and love.

14

1-800-832-ARTS


ECC CONCERT JAZZ BAND May 17 @ at 7 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 masters as well as up-and-coming composers. Directed by David Moyer

ECC GUITAR ENSEMBLE May 26 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | H This group includes guitarists who read standard musical notation in addition to basic chords. This performance will include guitar ensemble 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

ECC STUDIO JAZZ BAND

May 29 @ at 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M

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

ECC CONCERT CHOIR, MIXED CHORUS & CHORALE May 30 @ 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 you with selections from the secular realm. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

CenterForTheArts.org

15


JUNE 2019-2020 Season

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

CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE June 4 @ 1 & 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C This performance features works from ECC students participating in choreography classes offered in the spring. All dancers in the show participate in the choreography classes as well as the Dance Workshop Ensemble. Many genres of dance will be represented, including ballet, modern, contemporary, world, jazz and hip-hop.

ECC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA June 6 @ 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 student soloists from the Applied Music program and will include Star Wars Saga by John Williams. Directed by Dane Teter

LO TECH, NO TECH One Night Only! June 8 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $10 | M This performance is comprised of the final showings from all the dance classes offered at ECC in the spring semester. Technical aspects of the shows are kept to a minimum, and many genres of dance are represented, including ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, world, tap, ballroom, social Latin and hip-hop. Hosted by ECC faculty member Daniel Berney

16

1-800-832-ARTS


ECC OPERA WORKSHOP June 11 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $10 | C El Camino College’s preeminent singeractor ensemble will perform scenes from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and the operas of Smetana, Gershwin, and Heggie. Students advance their vocal, musical, and dramatic skills through research, rehearsal, and performances. Directed by Kevin Blickfeldt

CenterForTheArts.org

17


DISCOVERY WORLD TRAVEL SERIES Explore Worlds of Wonder …right here at home! 2019

GLOBAL DEGREE: HOW TO VISIT EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH Michael Graziano Monday, September 9, 2019 Michael Graziano has journeyed to over 140 nations through the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Join Michael as he shares his amazing experiences and lends valuable insight.

PORTUGAL & SPAIN Marlin Darrah

Monday, September 23, 2019 An inspired journey through many of the unique and charming cities of Portugal & Spain. We visit Lisbon, Andalusia, marvel at the Alhambra, and end in Barcelona.

IRAN: BEHIND THE SCENES Aryana Farshad

Monday, October 7, 2019 Filmmaker Aryana Farshad captures a candid look at her native country Iran, city to city to capture geographical and historical wonders of this ancient land.

TRADING UP: AROUND THE WORLD FOR FREE Michael Wigge

Monday, October 21, 2019 Join award-winning reporter and filmmaker Michael Wigge on a wild ride as he trades up an apple to a house in Hawaii in 42 steps!

JOURNEY OF A WILDLIFE FILMMAKER Adam Ravetch

Monday, November 4, 2019 Wildlife cinematographer Adam Ravetch shares clips from his underwater and under-ice adventures from the Planet Earth series and his recent film for Shark Week.

THE UNDERSEA WORLD OF TIERNEY THYS Tierney Thys

Monday, November 18, 2019 Dive into the blue and come learn about one of the ocean’s strangest creatures—the giant ocean sunfish—and the amazing world of undersea life. 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

1-800-832-ARTS


2020

THE MONA LISA IS MISSING Joe & Justine Medeiros

Monday, January 27, 2020 The Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911. And even more shocking— it was taken by a Italian immigrant who hid it for more than 2 1/2 years. Find out more in this award-winning documentary.

CHINA RISING Dale Johnson

Monday, March 9, 2020 China is now the second-largest economy. It is a country worth watching, and a country worth knowing. A fascinating people with a vibrancy and ambition to make things happen.

FOREST GIANTS Gray Warriner

Monday, March 23, 2020 California is a special place: home to Giant Sequoias, the Earth’s largest living things. Bathed in coastal mists, lush redwood forests reach skyward, claiming title as the world’s tallest trees.

THE ROAD TO NAMIBIA Rick Ray

Monday, April 6, 2020 One of the safest and most visually stunning countries in all of Africa, Namibia is poised to become the “next big thing” tourist destination for world travel.

BRINGING HOME SARDINIA Steve McCurdy

Monday, April 20, 2020 A look at the people of a small island located just off the coast of Italy. Islanders describe their work, values, and hopes for themselves and their people.

ON ASSIGNMENT: BAJA CALIFORNIA Rich Reid

Monday, May 4, 2020 With his entertaining narrative, Rich Reid intertwines images and short films covering his two-decade study of Baja California’s wild desert landscapes and remote islands.

TROPICAL & EXOTIC ASIA Marlin Darrah

Monday, May 18, 2020 Visit Southeast Asia’s most intriguing and alluring locations: Angkor Wat, the Spice Islands of Ternate and Tidore, Bali and Java, Jakarta, Bangkok, and the paradise island of Phuket.

TICKET PRICING INFORMATION: General Admission – Full Season: $115 | Half Season: $63 | Single Tickets: $14 Senior Citizens, Students with valid ID & Children – Full Season: $105 | Half Season: $58 | Single Tickets: $12 CenterForTheArts.org

19


EL CAMINO COLLEGE

Art Gallery JOHNS CANYON

A Survey of Work by Harrison Storms

August 26–September 19, 2019 Reception: September 4 from 5–8 p.m. Artist’s Talk: September 10 @ 1 p.m. Image: Body #003 by Harrison Storms; Acrylic and limestone on masonite; 102” x 82” x 3”

BUT CAN YOU SIT ON IT? An Exhibition of Capricious Furniture

October 7–31, 2019 Reception: October 9 from 7–9 p.m. Artist’s Talk: October 15 @ 1 p.m. Michael L. Miller, David Perry, Fred Rose, Norm Tornheim Image: Shaker Chairs by David Perry; Walnut and fiber splint; 38.5” x 36” x 20”

LAYER UPON LAYER

Drawings, Paintings, Printmaking, Digital Media and Collage

November 18–December 11, 2019 Reception: November 20 from 7–9 p.m. Artist’s Talk: November 26 @ 1 p.m. Terry Braunstein, Jenny Okun, Victor Raphael, Clayton Spada, Barbara Strasen Image: Dulce Rosa/Stage Scene 7 by Jenny Okun; Digital Media; Size is variable

20

310-660-3010


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 13-17, 2020)

ADMISSION IS FREE

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TREES

Exhibition Contains Images in a Broad Range of Media February 18–March. 12, 2020 • Reception: February 27 from 7–9 p.m. Artist’s Talk: March 3 @ 1 p.m. Kim Abeles, Adrian Amjadi, Marthe Aponte, Mariona Barkus, Phoebe Barnum, Randall Bloomberg, Gail Brown, Art Constancio, Ray Carofano, Joyce Dallal, Raoul De la Sota, L. Aviva Diamond, Jeanne Dunn, Susan Einstein, Kathi Flood, Joel Glassman, Joe Hardesty, Jason Jenn, Joyce Kohl, Noel Korten, Peter Liashkov, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Yvette Mangual, Kaoru Mansour, Aline Mare, Karena Massengill, Nancy Mooslin, Nancy Mozur, Hilary Norcliffe, Sam O’Neal, Vojislav Radanovich, Roxene Rockwell, Anne Scheid, Jill Sykes, Pat Warner, Nancy Webber, Naima White Image: Machado Lake #13 by Ray Carofano; Gelatin silver print; 13.5” x 20”

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK A Survey of Work by Laura Stickney

March 30–April 30, 2020 Reception: April 1 from 7–9 p.m. Artist’s Talk: April 7 @ 1 p.m. Etchings, lithographs, drawings, paintings, artist books, poems and a cabinet of curiosities. Image: Sea Twig with Victorian Pin by Laura Stickney; Oil on panel; 12” x 12”

STUDENT SHOW

Work by El Camino College Art Department Students May 18–June 4, 2020 Open House/Reception: May 22 from 5–8 p.m. Works in varied media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital media, animation, printmaking, jewelry, graphic design, 2-D design, 3-D design and more... Image: Hello – Student Show, 2019 Postcard by Jamie Chappell; Linoleum reduction print

ElCamino.edu/ArtGallery

21


2019-20 EVENTS CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 2019 9 13 20 23 28 29

Mon. Fri. Fri. Mon. Sat. Sun.

OCTOBER 1 7 10 11 11 12 13 19 21 25

Tue. Mon. Thur. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sun. Sat. Mon. Fri.

Discovery World Travel Series* Nuestras Raíces Seffarine Discovery World Travel Series* The Janitor The Janitor

M M M M C C

3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m.

$14/$12 $30/$25/$15 $26/$10 $14/$12 $21/$10 $21/$10

Byron Hurt, Guest Speaker Discovery World Travel Series* Almost, Maine Kenny Broberg, Pianist Almost, Maine Almost, Maine Almost, Maine casebolt and smith, Dance Discovery World Travel Series* Quarteto Nuevo

M M C M C C C M M M

7 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

$24/$10 $14/$12 $15/$10 $26/$10 $15/$10 $15/$10 $15/$10 $22/$10 $14/$12 $26/$10

The Curious Incident... The Curious Incident... Discovery World Travel Series* The Curious Incident... Beach Cities Symphony The Curious Incident... Ljubomir Velickovic, Violin The Curious Incident... Akropolis Reed Quintet ECC Symphony Orchestra Discovery World Travel Series* ECC Concert Jazz Band Fall Advanced Dance Concert Fall Advanced Dance Concert ECC Studio Jazz Band Fall Advanced Dance Concert Fall Advanced Dance Concert

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

8 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 5 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m.

$15/$10 $15/$10 $14/$12 $15/$10 FREE $15/$10 $21/$10 $15/$10 $26/$10 $10 $14/$12 $10 $15/$10 $15/$10 $10 $15/$10 $15/$10

ECC Guitar Ensemble Choreography Showcase Messiah Sing-Along ECC Concert Band South Bay Children’s Choir Holiday Choral Extravaganza Lo Tech, No Tech ECC Opera Workshop The Nutcracker The Nutcracker

H C C M M C M C M M

7 p.m. 1 & 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

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

NOVEMBER

2 3 4 7 8 8 9 9 14 16 18 20 21 22 22 23 24

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

DECEMBER

3 5 6 7 8 8 9 12 21 22

Tue. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun. Sun. Mon. Thu. Sat. Sun.

* See pages 18-19 for more information on Discovery World Travel Series films, including titles and subjects.

22

1-800-832-ARTS


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

JANUARY 2020 22 25 27 28 29 31

Wed. Sat. Mon. Tue. Wed. Fri.

MARCH

8 9 13 13 14 15 20 21 21 22 23 27 27 28 29 29

Sun. Mon. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sun. Mon. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sun. Sun.

APRIL 1 2 4 6 20 24 30

Wed. Thur. Sat. Mon. Mon. Fri. Thu.

MAY

1 2 4 8 15 16 16 17 17 18 21 22 22 26 29 30

Fri. Sat. Mon. Fri. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Mon. Thur. Fri. Fri. Tue. Fri. Sat.

JUNE 4 6 8 11

Thu. Sat. Mon. Thu.

Diana Crossman & Joseph Evans, Debate Vicious Circle Dance Company Discovery World Travel Series* Kristi Lobitz & Susan Greenberg LA Opera, Educational Outreach Beach Cities Symphony

M C M C M M

3:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 8 p.m.

$15/$10 $21/$10 $14/$12 $21/$10 FREE FREE

South Bay Children’s Choir & Friends Discovery World Travel Series* Jessica Fichot Quintet The Who’s Tommy The Who’s Tommy The Who’s Tommy The Who’s Tommy The Who’s Tommy 2°B Dance Company The Who’s Tommy Discovery World Travel Series* Beach Cities Symphony The Who’s Tommy The Who’s Tommy The Who’s Tommy Inna Faliks, Piano

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

4 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.

$15/$10 $14/$12 $26/$10 $25/$15 $25/$15 $25/$15 $25/$15 $25/$15 $22/$10 $25/$15 $14/$12 FREE $25/$15 $25/$15 $25/$15 $26/$10

Jeremy Hunter, Guest Speaker William Kanengiser, Guitar Annual ECC Jazz Festival & Gala Concert Discovery World Travel Series* Discovery World Travel Series* Suzanne Wong, Piano Spring Advanced Dance Concert

M C M M M C M

7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m.

$24/$10 $24/$10 $10 $14/$12 $14/$12 $22/$10 $15/$10

Spring Advanced Dance Concert Spring Advanced Dance Concert Discovery World Travel Series* CeCe Teneal Antigone Antigone ECC Concert Band Antigone ECC Concert Jazz Band Discovery World Travel Series* Antigone Antigone Beach Cities Symphony ECC Guitar Ensemble ECC Studio Jazz Band Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus & Chorale

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

8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 & 7:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m.

$15/$10 $15/$10 $14/$12 $26/$10 $15/$10 $15/$10 $10 $15/$10 $10 $14/$12 $15/$10 $15/$10 FREE $10 $10 $10

Choreography Showcase ECC Symphony Orchestra Lo Tech, No Tech ECC Opera Workshop

C M M C

1 & 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

$10 $10 $10 $10

CenterForTheArts.org

23


EL CAMINO COLLEGE Center for the Arts

16007 crenshaw boulevard, torrance, ca 90506 www.CenterForTheArts.org

Non-profit Org. U.S. Postage

PAID

Torrance, CA 90506 Permit 230 Dated Material

2019-20 ECC THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Profile for El Camino College

El Camino College - Center for the Arts - 2019-20  

Welcome to the 51st Anniversary Season of the Center for the Arts at El Camino College. It is my pleasure to invite you to our campus to enj...

El Camino College - Center for the Arts - 2019-20  

Welcome to the 51st Anniversary Season of the Center for the Arts at El Camino College. It is my pleasure to invite you to our campus to enj...

Profile for elcamino4