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 2016-17 Season

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 - 8:00PM
Franz Schubert - Rosamunde Overture
Pytor Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Suite
Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5
     Mark Richman, Soloist

JANUARY 19, 2018 - 8:00PM
Jean Sibelius - The Swan of Tuonela
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto
     John Walz, cello soloist

MARCH 23, 2018 - 8:00PM
Leonard Bernstein - Candide Overture
Franz Liszt - Piano Concerto #2
     Steven Vanhauwaert, piano soloist
R. Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
     Rebecca Rutkowski, violin soloist
Maurice Ravel - Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2

MAY 25, 2018 - 8:00PM
Barry Brisk - Serenade
Artists of the Future Winners
Soloists and Selections TBD
Richard Wagner - The Flying Dutchman Overture

Marsee Auditorium

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

Beach Cities Symphony

Messiah Sing-Along

December 8, 2017 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 16, 2017 at 2 p.m.
December 17, 2017 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

Who Wants To Be An Opera Singer?

February 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Marsee Auditorium

Educational Outreach Programming 

Aimed at students in grades 3-6, this lighthearted show demonstrates some of the big ideas of opera - including voice and character types, conductor and orchestra - set in the format of a game show.  The program will include music from Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.

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   

 Los Angeles Opera