Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8 pm ALISHA BAUER, cello Lynn Hutchinson, piano
Alisha Bauer is an active cellist in both classical and contemporary music settings. Whether in live chamber music collaborations for CBC Radio or solo recording work for the L.A. film and television industries, her interpretations and repertoire are equally compelling. This concert will include a variety of cello and piano works.
Campus Theatre $15
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3 pm SHYAMALA MOORTY, dance with special guests Leilani Chan C. Derrick Jones Nguyễn Nguyên Sri Susilowati Christine Suarez
"What's Your Stereotype?" Shyamala Moorty and collaborators perform an evocative evening of dance, theater, multimedia, and audience interaction. Shyamala leads us on a ludicrous journey to discover her South Asian heritage in the secrets of the toilet as Bollywood dance and toilet paper flood the stage. She is joined by a diverse group of artists who blow apart cultural stereotypes with extraordinary craft: Leilani Chan’s sarcastic gyrations expose the inner life of a dashboard hula dancer, C. Derrick Jones explodes the boundaries of art & life with visually arresting contemporary dance, Nguyễn Nguyên’s dynamic movement delves into identity and memory, and Sri Susilowati combines exquisite classical Indonesian dance with a hilariously clever sense of humor. Also, Christine Suarez examines motherhood through contemporary dance-theater, poetry and drumming with Carmela Herman, Carolina San Juan, Giavanni Washington and Shelby Williams-Gonzalez. Marsee Auditorium $18
Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8 pm VADYM KHOLODENKO, piano 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Los Angeles Recital Debut
Born in Kiev, Vadym Kholodenko won first prize at both the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund in 2012, and the Sendai International Music Competition in 2010. He has worked with Yuri Bashment, Vladimir Spivakov, and other distinguished conductors, and has performed across the globe in Austria, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, and the United States. He released recordings of Liszt, Rachmaninov, and Medtner on Russia’s TV Culture label in 2009. An avid chamber musician as well, he performed and recorded a CD with violinist Alena Baeva, and formed a piano due with Andrey Gugnin, which they dubbed “iDuo.” Mr. Kholodenko currently resides in Moscow, where he attends the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Rachmaninov Sonata No. 1 in d minor, Op. 28 Bach-Rachmaninov Suite from the Partita in E Major for Violin Schubert-Rachmaninov Wohin? Mendelssohn-Rachmaninov Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream Tchaikovsky-Rachmaninov Lullaby, Op. 16, No. 1 Rachmaninov Polka de V.R. Kreisler-Rachmaninov Leibesleid Leibesfreud
Marsee Auditorium $26
Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8 pm ERIN WOOD, soprano Victoria Kirsch, piano
Erin Wood’s recent portrayals of Verdi and Wagner heroines have received praise for 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.” Ms. Wood recently made her San Francisco Opera debut as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera. At Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ms. Wood has been seen as Lisa in The Queen of Spades, Gutrune and the Third Norn in Götterdämmerung, Sieglinde and Ortlinde in Die Walküre, and supporting roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Street Scene, Susannah and Macbeth.
Wagner "Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff" from Der fliegende Holländer Dvořák Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 Lehár Vilja-lied from Die Lustige Witwe Youmans & Rose Without a Song Bowles Blue Mountain Ballads and works by Gershwin, Berlin, Coward, Brown and Hart
Marsee Auditorium $20
Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7 pm Saturday/Sunday, December 21, 22, 2013 at 2 pm THE NUTCRACKER
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? Choreography by Charles Maple. Marsee Auditorium $30 (Children 12 and under - $20) Premium seats available: $50.00. Please call the Ticket Office (310) 329-5345 to purchase premium seats.
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8 pm ALAN PAUL, vocalist
The Kid from Newark Alan Paul is one of the founding members of the internationally acclaimed vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, who celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2013. He is an eight-time Grammy Award winner. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey he began his professional career on Broadway at the age of 12 in the original cast of Oliver. He graduated from Newark State College (now Kean University) earning a BA degree in Music Education. After graduation from college, Alan returned to Broadway in the original cast of Grease where he created the roles of Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. In 1992 Alan received two Honorary Doctorate degrees, one in The Humanities from Kean University and another in Music from Berklee School of Music. Marsee Auditorium $26
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7 pm MUSIC ENSEMBLE OF LOS ANGELES Joseph Stone, oboe/English horn
Consisting of some of the finest orchestral and studio musicians in Los Angeles, the uniqueness of this ensemble is its ability to adapt instrumentations to fit diverse projects. In the past, the ensemble has performed works for double wind quintet, chamber music, and presented a fully-staged production of Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat on the Marsee stage in 2007. The program will include music for strings of Wassenaer, Mendelssohn and a world premiere of a work for oboe/English horn, strings and harp by former ECC Dean of Fine Arts, Philip Westin. Marsee Auditorium $22