El Camino College Center for the Arts to Present Exciting October Performances
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El Camino College Center for the Arts to Present Exciting October Performances

El Camino College’s Center for the Arts brings an action-packed lineup of events to the October calendar, including music, dance and an award-winning guest speaker. 

New this year, custom season-ticket packages are available, giving CFA patrons the opportunity to select their preferred package, while saving up to 30% over single-event ticket prices. Free parking is also included! Package subscriptions are available for select music, dance, or theater events: https://elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com/w/packages/Packages.aspx. Tickets are now available for the 2019-20 season via www.centerforthearts.org.

October starts with guest speaker Byron Hurt, who will present “Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in Marsee Auditorium. The award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, and anti-sexist activist focuses on how hyper-masculinity in American popular culture normalizes male violence. Hurt also discusses 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 gender-based violence. A former college quarterback, Hurt has more than 20 years of experience navigating discussions about masculinity with high-profile NCAA athletes, members of the U.S. military, fraternities, and everyday men and women across the world. Tickets are $10-$24 and may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance. 

Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2019/Byron-Hurt.jpg

A performance by Cliburn medalist Kenny Broberg is also on the fall schedule, set for 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in Marsee Auditorium. A native of Minneapolis, the renowned pianist won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with performances described by the Texas Classical Review as “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum.” Broberg continues to build a reputation for fresh interpretations, distinguished by a bright tone quality and a clean beauty in his sound. He studied for nine years with Joseph Zins before entering the University of Houston Moores School of Music, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2016. The musical program will include selections from Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin, among other artists. Tickets are $10-$26 and may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2019/Kenny-Broberg.jpg

October events continue with a dance performance from casebolt and smith at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in Marsee Auditorium. Celebrating their 15th year as a collaborative duo, casebolt and smith bring their trademark humor, storytelling, and accessibility to El Camino College with the world premiere of “close.” A complex weaving of dance, story, video, and music, “close” untangles casebolt and smith’s past to get at a deeper understanding of their present – gesture by gesture, song by song. Using records as stage design, props, and to play on a record player on stage, the overall work takes on a nostalgic tone, with the music charging up memories. The duo of casebolt and smith, founded in 2006 in Los Angeles, pull from their personal record collections to demonstrate how music has the power to move, heal, and comfort. Tickets are $10-$22 and may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2019/Casebolt-and-Smith.jpg

A performance of world fusion instrumental music by the master musicians of Quarteto Nuevo will conclude the October events at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in Marsee Auditorium. The evening’s program merges Western classical, Eastern European folk, Latin and jazz music with an organic feel that packs a punch! The ensemble’s razor-sharp precision is enhanced by jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms. Quarteto Nuevo manages to effectively meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages! The group’s emotionally charged soundscapes feature instruments and sensibilities that represent very different world cultures. Their unique instrumentation – soprano saxophone/woodwinds, Damon Zick; cello, Jacob Szekely; guitar, Kenton Youngstrom; and percussion, Felipe Fraga – richly colors the group’s wide-ranging repertoire. Tickets are $10-$26 and may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2019/Quarteto-Nuevo.jpg

September 16, 2019