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Community Events 

El Camino College Center for the Arts is proud to partner with community organizations to provide high-quality art, entertainment and cultural events throughout the year. Outreach programs for youth, special initiatives that celebrate the community’s cultural diversity, and unique musical productions, art exhibitions, and academic enrichment programs are just a few of the events coordinated through the Center for the Arts.  

Beach Cities Symphony's 2018-19 Season

OCTOBER 26, 2018 - 8:00PM
Musical Variations

JANUARY 18, 2019 - 8:00PM
Musical Travel

MARCH 29, 2019 - 8:00PM
Melodic Moments

MAY 24, 2019 - 8:00PM
Artists of the Future

Marsee Auditorium

These are FREE EVENTS. For more information, visit the Beach Cities Symphony website. 

Beach Cities SYmphony logo


November 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.                              

Haag Recital Hall

Winner of the 2017
Mu Phi Epsilon
International Competition

With Mary Au, pianist

This concert is co-sponsored by
the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation.

This is a Free event.

For more information, please contact the 
El Camino College Ticket Office
at: (310) 329-5345 or email   


 photo of Katsuya Yuasa




Messiah Sing-Along

December 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Campus Theatre

Join us for our annual community sing-along performance of Handel's Messiah with organ, orchestra, and professional soloists.

We pack the house every year and admission is FREE! You are the chorus!

Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef

This is a FREE event - Bring your own score or pick one up at the door. Parking is $3. 

For more information, contact Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef, director

310-660-3593, ext. 3713 or 


messiah singalong

"The Nutcracker" Presented by The South Bay Ballet

December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.
December 16, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Marsee Auditorium

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?

For tickets, visit or the South Bay Ballet website.

The Nutcracker

Los Angeles Opera

The Magic Dream

January 30, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Marsee Auditorium

Educational Outreach Programming 

The Magic Dream is a 45-minute high energy introduction to the world of opera, created by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks. Directed by Eli Villanueva and aimed at students in grades 2-6, this lighthearted show is a wildly imaginative and engaging celebration of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute. Young Pam grew up listening to The Magic Flute with her grandparents, but never understood what was happening in the story. Pam invites us to explore the opera in her creatively, re-imagined version in which she has cast her friends as the colorful characters of The Magic Flute. Together, the group of friends learn that music and your own imagination can take you anywhere.

This is a Los Angeles Opera educational outreach event and is designed for elementary age students.  The program is FREE but advanced reservations are required.  For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the El Camino College Ticket Office at: (310) 329-5345 or email   

 Magic Dream